Bode George, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that he won’t be voting for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, unless that PDP’s national chairmanship position is zoned to the South-West.
Commenting on the internal wrangling in the opposition party during an interview on Arise TV on Tuesday, December 13, George said the issues facing the party ahead of the 2023 general election can only be corrected by giving “to Caesar what belongs to Caesar”.
“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.
“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 south-west 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.”