The former Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Chief Olabode George, has been criticised for his “unpatriotic comments” against the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu during his interview on Arise TV on Wednesday, 11 August, 2021.
During the interview, Bode George claimed that Asiwaju Tinubu has no certificate to run for Presidential election in 2023 and that he will renounce his Nigerian citizenship if Asiwaju becomes Nigeria’s president.
Tinubu Support Group in a statement issued on Wednesday, 11 August, 2021 by its Director General, Umar Ibrahim, said the PDP chieftain need to look far away from Asiwaju in search of his enemy.
“Our Leader will not be distracted either on the task at hand or on the well-intentioned to rebuild our Nation Nigeria,” the statement said.
According to him, “We understand how terribly you’ve been diagnosed with envy against the achievements of Asiwaju which your retrogressive political will can never match. It was the same comment you made in 2015 against President Muhammadu Buhari if he wins re election.
“In a saner clime, people like Bode George, an ex-convict, is supposed to take the back seat, as he lacks political credibility already”.
He added, “The gap between Asiwaju and Chief Bode George in terms of political acceptance, leadership, achievements, followership, capacity, credibility is hugely in favour of Asiwaju.
“We want to remind Chief George of his
ex-convict stigma which can not be said against our leader”.
The group while responding to Chief Bode George’s claim that he would renounce his Nigerian citizenship if Asiwaju becomes President, said “your gullibility will shame you soon as patriotic Nigerians will rejoice over your shame.”