Bode George, a former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated that Bola Tinubu’s victory in the nationwide election held on February 25 has not modified his resolve to leave Nigeria for a preferred destination abroad.
When questioned on Monday about whether he was still considering going into exile, George responded, “I didn’t disguise my feelings: I stated that if this person (Tinubu) becomes President, I will lose my interest politically.”
George expressed his intention to relocate to neighbouring West African cities such as Accra, Cotonou, and Lome, should he be unhappy with the incoming administration of President-Elect Bola Tinubu.
“I haven’t committed any offence that can disqualify me. I can go to Lome to live. I can go to Cotonou. I can go to Ghana. I can even go to Iceland. I can go anywhere I want. With my green passport and my credibility and worthiness, I can live anywhere. I am just bothered about the younger generation.”
The PDP leader claimed that while he isn’t worried about himself, he is bothered by young people. He bemoaned that President Muhammadu Buhari had broken his pledge to leave a legacy of free and fair elections, claiming that the electoral umpire had failed to electronically translate the results of the election on February 25 as promised.
“I have the right, as a Nigerian, to live anywhere I want. And I am saying it publicly that I am ready to retire from partisan politics. This is my personal conviction that they don’t have the capacity, the ability to run this nation.
I am not a young man anymore. If I am not satisfied with the way things are going, I have the right to go and stay anywhere I want to live for the rest of my life and be with my children and grandchildren,” he said.
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