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    Why I considered leaving PDP -Bode George

    A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, says he almost left the opposition over the alleged poor management of the party.

    He alleged that the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus-led national working committee turned the party into a “private company“

    The PDP Board of Trustees member, however, said he had no intention to join another political party after leaving the opposition party.

    The politician explained that he was prevailed upon not to leave the party by some stakeholders and elders of the party.

    There is a crisis rocking the opposition party as political bigwigs in the party jostle for shares of its structure ahead of the 2023 polls.

    The PUNCH had reported that Secondus was battling to retain his chairmanship position as Wike spearheaded moves to ensure his removal before the party’s national convention.

    During a meeting was summoned by the Board of Trustees to find an amicable solution to the crisis rocking the party, there was a clash between Secondus, and the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike.

    Governors and elders of the party later met and shifted the national convention of the party to October to pacify the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his supporters who were insisting on Secondus’ resignation.

    Recall that a 35-member elders’ committee was on Thursday set up by the party’s Board of Trustees following calls by some members of the NWC for the chairman’s resignation on the grounds that he was plotting his re-election.

    George, who spoke on Channels Television, said: “As an elder, as a leader of this party, and as somebody who served for ten years at the NWC, I saw the platform of our party wobbling. You cannot do anything meaningful when your party is not stable.

    “What I will tell Nigerians is this: today is a special day in the annals of the PDP’s history.

    “That the elders, having considered, having seen what is going on in the party, decided to save the party because the founding fathers have a certain mission and that mission is so vital for the Nigerian state. We have been giving very adequate solid issues on national matters and we did it.

    “It (PDP) became so petty and so rowdy. When you disregard the ground norm, the constitution of the party, then what are you doing? You are translating it as if it is your private company.

    “We saw this and I won’t like to go further into the debris and filth.

    “The way they were managing the party fell short of seriousness. So as a concerned member, I was thinking that I should leave the party and go home and rest because I won’t join any party after PDP.”

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