Lagos PDP stakeholders back Bode George’s chairmanship aspiration

PDP secretariate, Abuja

A group within the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos PDP Stakeholders’ Forum, on Tuesday, declared their support for the chairmanship ambition of Chief Olabode George, describing him as a consensus candidate whose “total focus is to rebuild, renew and resuscitate the PDP.”

The group, in its address read to newsmen by Mr Phillip Avodji, former Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Tourism, urged members of the party in the zone to abide by the decision of the leadership reached at Akure, the Ondo State capital, in the normal tradition of Yoruba obeying and respecting decision of elders.

The group also enjoined the members to shun indiscipline and work in unity for the glory of the South-West, recalling the sad incidence that led to the loss of the House of Representatives speakership by the South-West to the North-West in 2011, when Honourable Aminu Tambuwal finally emerged the speaker  instead of Honourable Mulikat Akande-Adeola, who was the South-West candidate.

Speaking at the press conference attended by some party leaders, including Chief Segun Sowole, Evangelist Jumoke Akinade, Chief Niyi Fashasi, Harry Abiola, Anita Coker, among others, Avodji, while lauding the decision of the South-West leaders and the PDP governors to zone the chairmanship to Lagos and Ogun states, however, urged the stakeholders to present and back a consensus candidate with proven integrity and strong capability to run the office in the interest of South-West.