PDP chairmanship: Bode George picks form, says party in turmoil

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has picked his show of expression form for the office of the chairman of the party.

Addressing party faithfuls shortly after picking the forms, George said the party is in turmoil and that he has what it takes to bring stability into the party if voted as chairman.

He made the remark in Abuja on Friday after collecting PDP chairmanship nomination form for N1 million at the party’s temporary secretariat.

He said, ”if people vote for me, I look forward to stabilise the party and put it in right position. The ruling party should get ready for serious engagement because we have started a cohesive battle ahead of 2019.”

According to him, PDP is not down and out. It will rise again. With the right leadership, defectors will sheathe their swords and return.

He said although the PDP was undergoing turmoil, he would stabilise it as he said was known for his ability to resolve problems, if he becomes the chairman.

”It takes an experienced captain to stabilise a ship hit by tornado and if you know the crisis in PDP‎, that is the position the party is facing right now.

”I am happy that all is not lost, and the condition has been enhanced, zoning has gone extremely well. I have paid my dues in this party and I shouldn’t be afraid of anybody.

”This job requires commitment, determination; it requires justice and fairness. They know me, what we cannot defend we cannot go for.

”Trying to come back is like looking back, we are lucky we got a bloody nose not a technical knockout; we will rise again.

”Everybody will have to come on board even those of our friends who were angry and left for the APC; they are tenants ‎there because they were landlords in PDP.

”If we are lucky and we get the right leadership who is fair and just and committed in the party, they will come back’’, he contended.

The convention is billed to hold on Aug. 17 in Port Harcourt.

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