A former National Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has said that the political career of the National Leader, All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, is over.
George, in a telephone interview with the Punch, was reacting to the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate President ahead of Tinubu’s preferred man, Senator Ahmed Lawan.
George said Tinubu’s political influence has been grossly diminished.
In his words: “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.”
George said the reelection of Senator Ike Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President represented a victory for his party, praising the PDP senators 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.”
He also had one more word for the APC – leave Saraki alone.
“The APC would discipline Saraki? Is Saraki a child? They probably think they are playing local politics like the one they play in Lagos State. I welcome them to the real world.”
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