A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, has urged the Presidential candidate of the party in the general election, Alh. Abubakar Atiku to return to the country.
Atiku moved to Dubai after he lost the presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari, a relocation, George in an interview with The Sun said was unbecoming of a leader whose house was on fire even in the face of being thrown behind the bar.
He told the paper: “Rome cannot be burning and Nero is fiddling. A committed leader should stick to what he believes in. If you have to go to prison so be it. Did Mandela not spend 28 years in prison and came back and became president? Did Obasanjo not go to prison based on falsehood and later became president? You see many world leaders that have gone to prison on falsehood? I also went to prison on falsehood. Buhari himself had been to prison on falsehood.
“The point is this; political victory is not given like that; a la carte. You fight for it. This will be part of our discussion and he should be part of that discussion. Let him come back here. Let us discuss our party. He is still the leader of the party.”