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You can’t be Awolowo, Bode George tells Tinubu



Still smarting from a documentary aired by the AIT, national leader of the APC, and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is again the brunt of attack, a PDP leader in State, Chief Bode George, has thrown another stone at him

George has said that Tinubu, will never be like the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, no matter how hard he tries.

George, while addressing journalists during a meeting with beneficiaries of a scheme by the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, said Awolowo, during his time, ensured free education across the Western region when he was the premier.

He, however, said that Tinubu had failed to impact positively on the lives of people but was only interested in enriching himself.

He said Tinubu started off by wearing Awolowo’s kind of cap and then wearing round glasses like Awolowo to deceive the people but his deeds were nothing compared to the late sage.

He added, “People like papa Lateef Jakande, General Mobolaji Johnson would be spinning wherever they are. Tinubu said he did a one-million-man march but that it is a joke.

Tinubu, is said to be largely responsible for the successful merger of the APC due to his influence across the South-West and parts of the South-South.

George said it was hypocritical of Tinubu to sue the African Independent Television over a documentary the station aired against him.

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  1. Don Lucassi

    March 10, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Should Bode George even be a part of a National, or state or even local discourse? You are a convicted criminal. Even if what you say is the truth, it is not allowed to hold water.


    March 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I admired the guru, Awo for his political philosophy, administration ingenuity and economic wizardry. He was and remains the best politician ever produced in this country. But we must recognise the fact that the millieu under which he reined was auspicious for his astounding accomplishments. That someone can’t be like him is a fact. Inassailable also is a fact that in nigeria of today, my hero, Obafemi Awolowo can’t even be Awo. Withhis pedantic discipline and uncompromising principles, Papa can’t even win a Councilorship election in today’s Nigeria. Not with the stomach infrastructure bug that have evaded the south west.
    Tinubu is a champion of today by virtue of his political sophistication and deep purse. He uses what is fashionable currently to attract his crowd. Defiinately he can’t use free education to campaign now and expect an man who has three unemployed graduates to listen to him. Give him the Credit, Tinubu, for the first time in political history of Nigeria has succeeded in Outing politicians of South West and the core north in a political boat. A feat the great Awo couldn’t accomplished though due not to any fault of his, but because of the political peculiarity of his time.

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