Former Deputy National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George, Friday, appealed to leaders of the party in the South-East andd South-South to bury the hatchet and work for the victory of the party’s Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
George, who spoke at an interactive session with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday, said this is the only way Atiku can defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, stressing that “a divided house is a defeated house.”
George, therefore, urged the PDP leaders in the respective zones to ensure unity of the party members, adding that pettiness and self-interest will diminish the chances of Atiku ahead of the elections.
He said: “We should not hold the party to ransom because of ambition. I appealed to those who still have grievances against the emergence of Atiku or the running mate, Peter Obi to calm down. They should know that power belongs to God and man proposes God disposes.
“God has designed what everyone is going to be. We should get away from bickering, innuendos and backstabbing. I beg the South-South and South-East to calm down and let the will of the people be respected.
“Pettiness and self-interest will diminish the chances of Atiku defeating Buhari ahead of the elections.”
Further speaking, George dismissed speculations making the rounds of his plans to dump PDP.
According to him, “As an aspirant for the National Chairmanship position of the PDP, I never threatened to dump the party despite that the South-West geopolitical zone was supposed to produce the Chairman in line with the party’s zoning formula.”