Bode George Not South-West Consensus Candidate, Says Taiwo Akeju

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By Ogbolu George

Former publicity secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Taiwo Akeju, has dismissed the claim that the South-West caucus of the PDP, has chosen Bode George as its candidate for the national chairman of the party.

Akeju, who is the pioneer publicity secretary of ¬†PDP in the South-West, said in a statement on Thursday that Ebenezer Babatope erred in his claim that the leaders of the South-West PDP, have unanimously elected Bode George as the region’s candidate for the position of national chairman.
”Since any lie told repeatedly without being countered could be taken to be true by unsuspecting readers after some time, I have to rise to the dictates of my conscience and put the record straight as the pioneer Publicity Secretary of the PDP for the South-West and as someone who witnessed the shameful episode at Akure for which the PDP is now being recommended for dissolution.”
He described the meeting. organised in Akure by Governor Olusegun Mimiko to discuss some burning issues that concerns the PDP in the South-West, a sham.
”What happened in Akure on that occasion was simply a kangaroo assembly of those afraid of competition and were desperate to anoint Chief Olabode George against due process and guidelines of the party,” Akeju said.
The former spokesman, who said he was chased out of the venue by thugs, also said Professor Tunde Adeniran, a key aspirant, was not invited to the meeting.

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