Chief Bode George, the former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Power (PDP) has insisted that until the Supreme Court pronounce Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the president-elect, he would not congratulate him.
Speaking during his interview on ARISE Television, Bode George said: “Let’s wait until the outcome of the supreme court. “For now, I don’t agree with going to say congratulations. I will never. Bode George will never do that.”
A few days ago, a delegation led by Prince Tajudeen Olusi, the chairman of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), met with George in Lagos.
Bode George who had vowed to flee Nigeria if Tinubu becomes Nigeria’s President said: “It’s not impacting on the people. I’m a thoroughbred Lagosian. I was born and grew up here, there is so much degradation, go to my local government.”
“First of all, Femi Gbajabiamila had been here, we had discussions, I told him all the things I would want them to do in Lagos. What matters to me is that let Lagos be like the best city in the world, make life more meaningful, impact on the minds of the people positively because the power rests with the people.
“I was born into a political family in this Lagos and respect for what is right, what is just, what is fair, those are the ways of my upbringing. Nothing personal.
”If they say he has won and I said that it is for me to decide whether I would live under the control of this and he cannot individually control me, I won’t break the laws.
“And what we want is the rule of law. What is democracy? The government of the people, the rule of law and when you go to every court in this country, you’ll find the lady of justice blindfolded with the sword and the scale and she dispenses justice based on facts.
“So, let’s wait until the outcome of the supreme court. “For now, I don’t agree with going to say congratulations. I will never. Bode George will never do that.”