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George to Obj: Pls fade away
Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olabode George says it is high time, former President Olusegun Obasanjo leaves the political scene for the younger ones to carry out the process of nation building.
He also stated that the attacks by Chief Obasanjo on President Goodluck Jonathan were getting too personal and contentious, adding, that it calls for caution for Obasanjo to remain at his level of respectability.
George in an interview with Vanguard said “He (Obasanjo) was head of state at 39. So averagely, he should be about 84 or 85 and I am requesting that he should graciously fade away into the midnight.
“I want to plead with Baba. God has been kind to him and he has served his own time. I don’t want to conclude that his life will be like King Saul in the Bible. I pray it will not be so. Baba has played his role. No generation can finish any job. Nation building is a continuous exercise.
“You come, do your own and go back into history. The young will read to know about their past so that they will not repeat the same mistakes. That is why no man can finish the job. It is becoming unnecessarily contentious and the attack on the President who is much younger calls for caution and I will plead and beg some of our obas that there is a need to talk to baba to remain at that pinnacle of respectability. It is becoming too personal”.
He described the decision of Chief Obasanjo to dump the PDP as “very sad”, and that “There are things you should not expect an old man to do. It is unfair. Very unfair. This leaves a sour taste in the mouth of those who were part of his rebuilding. It is a very bad decision.
“I am holding my breath because in an African setting, you talk to elders with respect and that is why I am trying to get the right words to describe my feelings. Baba (Obasanjo) is not a young man”.
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February 22, 2015 at 8:44 pm
George, u are an ex convict and should not even be allowed to air public opinion, not to talk of being a party leader. The shame with PDP. Im not pro any party but the handling of George’s case is one of the biggest blot on the party