Tuesday, October 19

Politics 2023: I’ll cease to be Nigerian if Tinubu becomes president – Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George, has said he will cease to be a Nigerian should national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, become president come 2023.

Tinubu has neither confirmed or denied the growing speculation that he is planning to run in the 2023 presidential election as the flag bearer of the ruling APC.

But appearing on Arise TV programme on Friday, George, an elder statesman, wondered why the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has yet to open an investigation into the financial activities of Tinubu during his time as Governor of Lagos state.

He also wants the financial crimes commission to look into Tinubu’s alleged involvement with Alpha Beta Consulting, a tax firm.

“If, by whatever yardstick, he [Tinubu] becomes the head of state, I will cease to be a Nigerian and I’m not joking,” George said.

“I’ve talked about it and I’m still saying publicly that the EFCC should go urgently and investigate Alpha Beta Company owned by him.

“Let me say it in very clear language, to me it’s an insult to de-civilise the people of this country who are committed to national development that the likes of him want to run this country.

“We must make sure that they investigate him. He’s junketing all over the place—an insult to the civilised minds who work so hard in this country.”

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