NASS Leadership: Tinubu is finished – Bode George

By Post Nigeria June 10, 2015 10:26

NASS Leadership: Tinubu is finished – Bode George

Chief Bode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in his reaction to Tuesday’s National Assembly elections has said that what transpired was a sign that the political career of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was over.

Senator Bukola Saraki of Kwara Central yesterday emerged unopposed as the President of the Senate, as his major rival the imposed son of Tinibu and the APC, Senator Ahmed Lawan and his supporters were absent at the inauguration ceremony to attend an alleged reconciliation meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari which eventually did not hold.

In the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogora defeated Senator Ahmed Lawan, who was also Tinubu’s choice.

Bode George in his reaction in an interview with Punch called on Tinubu to quit the political stage as his antics can no longer hold sway with the recent political awareness of Nigerians.

He said Tinubu having nominated the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; and the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Tinubu should have “taken things easy” but “Tinubu continued to push his luck too far.”

    “You know I predicted weeks ago that the APC is just a congregation of strange bedfellows.

    “The most beautiful thing about what has happened is that Bola Tinubu’s political influence in Nigeria is coming to a sunset and it is about five minutes to midnight for him.

    “If he cannot see this now, then it will be foolish of him.

    “He brought in the APC national chairman and the Vice-President and he thinks Nigeria belongs to him.

    “So, he thought what he did in Lagos was what he could replicate at the national level and they have shown him that he cannot continue to be the Lord of the Manor.

    “So, if he is wise, he will slow down. President Muhammadu Buhari, as an army general, has fought more battles than him and has an understanding of things.”

The Former PDP Chairman however described the re-election of Senator Ike Ekweremadu as the Deputy Senate President as a victory for the PDP.

Speaking further, he applauded the Senators on the PDP platform for carrying out a successful “political manoeuvre”.

    “The PDP was never dead. We were only given a bloodied nose, not a technical knockout. So, this is an opportunity to start regrouping and getting ready for 2019. I want to salute the dexterity and perfect political manoeuvres for which the PDP is well known.

    “People like Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande in Osun have always been local champions. Now, they have come to the national level of politics and they are now learning the tricks that all that glitters is not gold.

    “I congratulate Saraki and Ekweremadu. They understand what Nigeria is all about,” he said.