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I may not vote for Atiku in 2023, says Bode Gorge

Bode George, one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will not vote for Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of his party unless the national chairmanship is zoned to the southwest. 

By TechnocratMedia

Bode George, one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will not vote for Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of his party unless the national chairmanship is zoned to the southwest. 

He said this in an interview with Arise News TV on Tuesday.

The former Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) boss said has been one of the loudest voices asking Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman to resign.

The call for Ayu’s resignation is based on the grounds that the PDP presidential candidate and national chairman cannot be from the same region, the matter has deepened the crisis in the party that led to the G5 governors’ integrity group.

Commenting on the issue, TheCable reports that Mr George said PDP’s internal wrangling can be solved by giving “to Caesar what belongs to Caesar”.

He also said that the southwest has not held the position of national chairman since the party was founded and it must be corrected before the 2023 elections.

“It is not a solution that cannot be handled. All we are saying is give what belongs to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. Give us what belongs to us. Turn by turn Nigeria limited,” he said.

“Take, for example, what I am angry about is, the first chairman was the late Solomon Lar from north-central. The second chairman, north-central. The third chairman, Audu Ogbe, was from north-central. The fourth chairman, Amadu Ali, from north-central; Kawu Baraje, from Kwara, was also north-central. Now you have Ayu, also north-central.

“The southwest has never enjoyed this position since the party started almost 25 years ago. What is our crime? If you are telling us you want to rule this country, you have to weave all the tribes and all the people together.

“That is the major problem, and unless that is resolved, I will not vote for our own candidate.”

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