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Lagos PDP Crisis Deepens: Adewale Accuses Bode George of Undermining Party’s Fortune

Segun Adewale (Aeroland), the former chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has described the recent attempt to suspend him through the Alimosho local government chapter of the party as a diversionary move. Adewale alleges that the suspension attempt is fueled by the party’s Board of Trustees (BOT) member, Olabode George, to prevent further inquiry into how George allegedly traded off the party’s political fortunes over the years.

Adewale made these remarks during a general assembly of the party’s members, which culminated in a press conference at the Party’s secretariat along Abeokuta Expressway, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos. He claims that Bode George’s move is targeted at diminishing his influence because he disrupted the aspirations of sincere PDP candidates in the general election to satisfy his greed.

“BG is the person I am fighting, but he is using others against me. Constitutionally, it is my ward that can suspend me, not the other way around, and that applies to BG as well. Given my political maturity now, all I do is for posterity’s sake. I have sued him for using PDP to negotiate with the APC every eve of the election. He publicly canvasses other members to vote for another party. How can a good leader do such a thing?

“For more than two decades, Bode George has traded the fortunes of the party with the ruling party in Lagos, having appointed himself as the supreme leader.”

Aeroland maintained that Bode George’s tactic is to use his associates against him, but he remains undeterred. According to Adewale, “Sadly enough, Bode George has added no value to the party despite the huge benefits and colossal damage he has inflicted on it due to his double-faced anti-party posture at every election cycle.

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“For the record, let me state emphatically that I do not have any problem with Alimosho PDP. In fact, my ward has confidence in me despite the shenanigans of some bad elements being used by Bode George to cause distraction. It’s laughable that these same elements being used by Bode George would act unconstitutionally by suspending me from the party when they do not have such powers. By the party’s constitution, I can only be suspended by my ward.

“He has never won his polling unit since joining the party. I have not only consistently won at my polling units since I joined the party, but I have also initiated and completed several projects such as building boreholes, installing transformers, renovating schools, supporting traders and artisans, and paying hospital bills of many party members to date.

“This is aside from the billions I have spent on prosecuting my elections as a candidate of the party since 2007. Besides the financial toll, my once-thriving business has taken a great hit as the ruling APC has gone on several smear campaigns to malign my business and reputation. In an attempt to save face and tarnish my image, these charlatans and their paymaster, Bode George, leveled a phony allegation of embezzling election funds against me. When I challenged them to provide evidence of their allegation, they could not.

“Though we are already in court to compel the party to expel Bode George for his anti-party activities and the severe damage he has caused to the ambitions of hardworking candidates and members of the party, we are using this medium to pass a vote of no confidence in Bode George. He is not fit to be a member of the party, let alone someone referred to as the supreme leader of the party in the state.”

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