Lagos Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George on Thursday, April 2, 2015 said that the loss of the party in the presidential election has solidified his resolve to ensure that the party wins in the Saturday, April 11, 2015 gubernatorial election, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) has ruled the state for 16 years.
Speaking via a telephone interview, George said he would lead the campaign for the PDP Lagos governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje in a manner similar to an army general.
He said: “I am here and I will be at the centre of operation. The people of Lagos also want a change and we are going to be here to lead the battle. The battle is on and the people of Lagos want a change and we will ensure that we get it right.
“Lagos people know that this administration has mismanaged their resources. We are not leaving anything undone. We will reach out to the people during the campaigns.”
On news of his leaving the country, due to the APC’s victory at the federal election, George said: “I have been travelling long before now and now I need a long rest. I am 70 and I need to tidy up my memoirs and if you want to do that, you need a lot of time away from all of the hassles. But it does not mean I will no longer be a Nigerian. I have no personal grudge against Buhari or all the other people.
“We are in two different parties with different ideologies and if he is the President, I have no objection and I wish him the best of luck. The break will give me time. Rather than running up and down to Abuja, I will be there (abroad) writing my memoirs and doing other things for myself. Of course I will come back, my mother is still alive. I am not scampering out of Nigeria.”