2023: Tinubu can’t lead a massive country like Nigeria – Bode George

• says he will leave Nigeria if Tinubu becomes president

NEWS DIGEST – A former Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George has said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu lacks the capacity to Nigeria and would bring misfortune to the country.

The one-time military governor of Ondo State, said the opposition party, PDP is preparing to outplay the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the 2023 general election.

Bode George, however stated that he has no personal issues with Tinubu, stating that he only speaks “the truth”.

He said: “I will relocate from Nigeria, I will leave the country because Tinubu will be your representative in the international plane. Which investment will he bring here?

“I am not talking because I have any hatred for him. This is not the kind of person that we can hand over this massive country to manage. He will be the greatest joke on the international plane. We should bother about who should lead us and not a person like Tinubu. Those supporting him are those who have benefited from his largess.”

Bode George added that people should look and judge Tinubu with his pasts.

He further said, “Let me remind him because he is a Yoruba man. In my part of the world, kingmakers are called afobaje. When you are a kingmaker, you do not throw yourself in the ring and say you want to be king.

“So, by saying publicly that he is a kingmaker and now he wants to be king, it is a fallacy. As Nigerians, we must challenge and x-ray anyone who throws his hat in the ring because when you come out to campaign, you tell people to trust you with the resources of the country for the betterment of the people.

“He ran my state (Lagos) since 1999, finished eight years of absolute nonsense. So, there is nothing personal but to be able to speak truth to power, I owe it to my creator and I owe it to the future generations of this country.

“So, we must continue that fight, our country must come out from the doldrums of filth and have people with confidence and character that are salable anywhere in the world and people loyal to this country. That is all.”

Chief George also specified that his party, PDP are very prepared for the elections notwithstanding that there might be little issues.

“APC is a contraption and it is a congregation of strange bedfellows but in our party[PDP], we have a culture and norm but that does not mean we do not have problems,” he explained.