The Nigeria Rebirth Platform, NRP, has urged a Southwest politician, Chief Bode George, to prepare to beg the All Progressive Congress (APC)’s, National leader, Bola Tinubu, for amnesty by next year when he finally emerges as Nigeria’s President.
NRP said George has, for the fifth time, threatened to leave Nigeria should a former Lagos State governor and national leader of the APC becomes Nigeria’s president.
NRP’s National President, Victor Onah, who spoke to newsmen in Abuja, said Tinubu is networking towards realizing his lifelong ambition of governing Nigeria so that he can set the country on the path of prosperity similar to what he did during his tenure as governor of Lagos State.
He said the NRP has taken time to try to understand George’s fixation with Tinubu and all it could conclude is that he is a victim of extreme paranoia driven by his troubled past.
“His delusion is so violent that he is driven to aggressively pressure others to join him in his hate-Tinubu obsession.
“For instance, George in his latest tirade alleged that Tinubu has cornered Lagos State. He went on to claim that the APC national leader set up a parallel company to the Internal Revenue Service.
“The embattled PDP chieftain also insinuated that Tinubu is running Lagos State by installing successive proxy governments to run the state.
“His suggestion is an insult to the millions of Lagosians who have consistently voted for governorship candidates that they know can deliver on good governance,” he said
Onah said the group find it surprising that George is oblivious of the fact that the groundwork done by Tinubu has placed Lagos State on a sound economic footing to the extent that it is Africa’s seventh-largest economy.
“This means only Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Angola, and Morocco are ahead of Lagos, which is in turn ahead of some 48 other countries.
“No wonder right-thinking Nigerians are eager for a Tinubu’s presidency,” he added.
The NRP further called on Bode George to nurse no fear about his ugly past.
“In the meantime, we suggest that Bode George finds something to distract him from his present compulsive obsession with Tinubu,” he said.