Obasanjo Sent Bode George To Jail Because Of PDP National Chairmanship Position – Fayose
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Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state on Sunday revealed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo masterminded the incarceration of Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over tussle for the party’s national chairmanship position.
Chief George had in an interview with a national daily accused Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos state governor and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who was the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Tinubu’s government as the men behind his incarceration during the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) crisis.
Although he was sentenced to two years imprisonment, alongside five others, by an Ikeja High Court on October 27, 2009, without an option of a fine, he appealed the judgment after serving his term and the Supreme Court quashed the conviction in 2013.
Speaking with newsmen, Fayose said it is wrong for George to be accusing him of sabotaging his efforts to become the national chairman of PDP, saying events has shown that God has not destined him for the position.
According to him, as Ekiti governor, he was in Ota when Obasanjo who wanted to become the chairman of the PDP’s Board of Trustees (BoT) said he will ensure to cause trouble for Bode George so that he will not have time to contest for the PDP National chairmanship position.
He said “Let me say that Chief Bode George is our leader; I don’t want to fight him. Sincerely, I don’t want to fight him. He imagined that I was the one that didn’t allow him to become PDP national chairman; that is his grouse.
I want to say to him, if God has destined him to be national chairman, he would have been. Fayose is not God that can stop anybody”.