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Stop political rascality and walk away from PDP, your tenure is over – Bode George tells Sheriff

Stop political rascality and walk away from PDP, your tenure is over – Bode George tells Sheriff

Chief Olabode George

Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George has admonished the embattled leader of the party, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff to desist from “political lunacy and rascality,” stressing that his tenure was over.

Reacting to the impasse allegedly created by Sheriff within the party by cancelling the already conducted gubernatorial election in Edo State, George while speaking with newsmen yesterday in Lagos warned the embattled leader to walk away from the party, saying his tenure as the party Chairman was over.

Urging Sheriff to accept his faith, the former Deputy National Chairman alleged that the embattled leader went to the party’s national convention in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, as a national chairmanship aspirant seeking re-election and not as the party’s chairman.

George claimed the former Borno State Governor after picking the nomination form, appeared before the pre-convention screening panel for clearance.

He said, “Sheriff is an ex-PDP Acting Chairman. He should go home. He is barely two years old in the party and he does not know the party culture. He ceased to be the chairman at the convention. He was a chairmanship aspirant, who took the nomination form and appeared before the screening committee. You can’t be the midwife and the new born baby. The tenure of the NWC has ended.”

The former Ondo State military governor maintained that the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee was legal.

“There was a directive that there should be no election into the offices of the chairman, secretary and auditor. The convention is empowered to set up the caretaker committee. It was constitutionally set up and it has the right to organise a new convention.”

He, however, frowned at the party for not invoking the provision of the party’s constitution that forbids members from constituting legal actions against the party when the crises could be resolved internally.

“Those who took the party to court should have been fired. Sheriff cannot lead the party again. We will have new mangers,” he said.

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