A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Bode George has said his candidacy will hinder the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu from becoming the president of Nigeria in 2023.
He disclosed this while speaking during an interview with Daily Trust.
He alleged that Mr Tinubu is not “a good manager of resources and has no respect for the poor.”
“The moment I read that the APC will zone the Presidency to the South-West so that Bola can contest, I said to myself, I have put in far more and I would contest against him.”
“Why? Because we all experienced what he did as a manager of this state. Whatever it takes, if he comes out, I’ll fight against him.”
“To be assertive and to confirm, I am very much interested in the presidential race.”
Mr George said although, he did not have any personal vendetta against the former governor of Lagos, but he disagrees with his political methodology.
“There is nothing personal. It is just about his methodology, his system of governance, the lack of respect for the poor people of this country.”
“My major interest is not in being a candidate or becoming the president of Nigeria but finding a solution to various challenges plaguing the country,” Mr said.