A former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP,) Chief Olabode George has said he will quit the party if the supreme court affirms the Ali Modu Sheriff faction.
The supreme court will tomorrow determine who the authentic chairman of the former ruling party is.
The former chairman of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) whp also debunked a media report of his purported plan to move to the All Progressives Congress, (APC ) throw his weight behind the alliance forged in Lagos State between the Makarfi-led PDP and Labour Party (LP) for the local government election.
“I was told, I did not read the story and I felt that was the greatest joke of the year. He ( Lagos APC CAjomale) is older than me, I will respect his age but it is a wishful thinking, I can never abandon a party well organised, a party well entrenched, a party that is the most nationalistic in its colours, its composition, regulations, and membership and go to a party that is a congregation of strange bedfellows.
“They are yet to get their acts together. I am well trained, I have been to strategic schools and I know what is good for this country. I won’t waste my time; maybe he woke up from the wrong side of his bed and was day dreaming.
“If he is looking for the big fish, he should go and look among themselves, not me and not even anything that I stand for. Was there any time anyone approached you and discussed such issue with you? Nobody in their wildest dream will even bring that topic to discuss such issues. I am not a wishy-washy person. I am a retired general, you don’t roll around like a stone that gathers no moss. It is a huge joke.
“Now you are hearing from the horse’s mouth, I will never join the party.
On the Supreme Court judgement, he said he will help rebuild the party if the Ahmed Makrafi faction wins, but will quit politics if the judgement goes the other way.
“We are waiting for the judgment of the Supreme Court, if it is positive on our side, we will rebuild the party in line with aspirations of the founding fathers of our party.
“If it is otherwise, it means goodbye to politics because we will be heading into a tunnel of darkness. I pray that the justices of the Supreme Court will remain fair and just and equitable like they have always been.
“We are waiting and hoping that justice will be delivered by the Supreme Court. If it is positive on the Makarfi side, we will rebuild the party, if it falls on Modu Sheriff’s side, some of us will take a bow and head home.”