Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deputy national chairman for the south, Bode George, says he would be willing to collaborate with President Bola Tinubu if asked.
The PDP leader reportedly made this statement while answering questions from reporters at his Ikoyi office in Lagos, according to a report by Leadership.
Even before Tinubu’s presidential campaign, Bode George has been hostile towards him.
He had previously declared he would leave Nigeria if Tinubu won the presidency more than five times.
Only recently, George said he will never congratulate Tinubu for his presidential election victory, noting that he disagrees with Tinubu’s “methodologies of governance”.
But speaking in an interview, Bode George said there is nothing personal behind his opposition to Tinubu’s presidency, saying he’s ready to work with him for the interest of the nation.
If he comes and says look, what do you feel about this, what do you feel about that, let’s work together in the interest of this country, why would I refuse? This nation also trained me.
The military trained me. There is no part of the world that I have not been to, training and doing exercises. This country trained us. So, we must be able to put something back to the system that would also positively impact on the younger ones, to put a smile on their faces.
On the protracted crisis in PDP, his political party, George said the disagreements on the principle of zoning during the campaign for the presidency “landed the party in a deck”.
They divided Nigeria into six geo-political zones and sought out six top positions in Nigeria, to which each zone will go home with one position or the other.
After eight years, all the positions in the north will come to the south so that the issue of the majority perpetually getting the goodies and the minority just being onlookers will be resolved.
I have not seen any better system. Remember when APC first came, they said ‘we don’t believe in zoning, what nonsense, we are not going to do zoning.