Monday, 19 November 2018

Otedola’s Backing Of Sanwo-Olu Will Not Affect PDP – Bode George

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has stated that the endorsement of Babajide Sanwo-Olu for Lagos State governor by Femi Otedola will not affect the chances of the PDP.

In a statement on Sunday, the PDP chieftain, however, expressed shock over Otedola’s endorsement of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate.

Otedola, in a post on his official Instagram handle on Saturday, said: “Dinner at my residence yesterday evening with my childhood friend, APC governorship candidate, Jide Sanwo-Olu- the governor in waiting.”

Reacting, George said: “That is news to me. That is very interesting. Wonders will never cease. It is very shocking.

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"He has always been with us (PDP). I will call him. I will find out. That is strange.”

Speaking on the PDP’s chance, and if the endorsement will affect the party, he said: “No, it doesn’t affect our strategies towards 2019 because he is not in our camp.

"But it is shocking. He is my aburo (junior) and I am going to find out from him what made him (endorse Sanwo-Olu).

"But he is a thoroughbred Lagosian and the people Bola (Tinubu) is handpicking are all from Ogun State. Is that what he wants for his state? I will ask him.”

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