Lagos chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Commodore Bode George, as a liar arising from a statement in which he claimed that former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu begged for appointment from late General Sani Abacha.
In a statement released on Monday, the party spokesperson, Joe Igbokwe expressed disappointment that George could support the lie orchestrated by Mr Kola Abiola.
Recall that Kola Abiola had stirred controversy last week when he insinuated that “ It was after Tinubu had lost out that he decided to join hands with the National Democratic Coalition for the actualization of June 12 mandate.”
Igbokwe explained that if the lie is not debunked, it could be repeated by detractors a thousand times “so that some people will not believe it as the truth.”
He said: “Before the annulment of June 12, 1993, Presidential Elections Governors, Senators, House Of Reps Members, State Assembly Members had been in place and to all intents and purposes Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was one of the elected Senators from Lagos.
”Now, how can an elected Senator be asking for a mere appointment as Commissioner? Does it make sense to anybody who is privileged to be a sensible person?”
“In one breath the story tellers said Asiwaju asked for the post of a commissioner and in another they told us he wanted to be Deputy Sole Administrator Of Lagos. Now, do we have anything like Deputy Sole Administrator then? Was it in existence? Are they not liars from the pit of hell?”
Igbokwe added that George’s criticisms against Tinubu has showed him as a retired soldier that is full of bile, hatred and jealousy.
He said while Tinubu’s profile has been rising as a credible leader and crowd puller, George has been swimming in the pool of devastating electoral defeat and multiple failures.
Igbokwe added, “We do understand the reason why Chief Bode George always have this penchant to get at Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the drop of a hat and even when it is not necessary.
“The gap between Asiwaju BAT and Chief Bode George in terms of political sagacity, leadership, achievements, followership, capacity, acceptance, credibility etc is a huge one in favour Of Asiwaju.
“Asiwaju has been defeating and crushing Chief Bode George in every election in Lagos for 20 years and the world knows that George has been an unhappy man for 20 years. How can anyone, in all honesty, expect Chief Bode George to celebrate his potential political enemy?”
“George has found himself in a miserable political position in Nigeria in the past 20 years.
“Everybody knows that Asiwaju kept him in that miserable situation and only a baby will think that he will be fair to Asiwaju in anything at all.
“While it is possible for Chief Bode George to work so hard to get to ASIWAJU’s level in the next 20 years, it is difficult, if not impossible, to bring Asiwaju to Bode George’s pathetic level in order to bridge the gap,” he added.