Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Bode George Supervised Electoral Malpractice – Obanikoro

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has called for the cancellation of the Lagos State governorship primaries, calling it a sham and that former Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George  Bode George supervised this electoral malpractice.

Addressing a press conference after the party’s controversial governorship primaries, Chief George denied allegations leveled against him that he manipulated the process in favour of Mr Jimi Agbaje.

Chief Olabode George has appealed to aggrieved aspirants who lost out in Monday’s governorship primaries to work for the success of the party in next year’s election.

At the governorship primaries which was held at Yard 158, Plot 34 Oregun Road, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Jimi Agbaje polled 432 votes to defeat Obanikoro who scored 343 votes, while Adedeji Doherty and Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi polled 21 votes each.
His words: “The people have spoken loud and clear. There is no ambiguity in their vision, there is no hesitation in their collective truth. They have chosen Olujimi Agbaje as their choice in the PDP governorship primary in Lagos State.

“This victory which is a passage of next year’s general elections is a testimony of the choice that the good people of Lagos State are clamouring for. Lagosians need a breath of fresh air. Lagosians have rejected the past with its twin venom of thuggery and hooliganism, with its virulent emblem of intolerance and calumny.

“The procedure was not designed by me. It was done transparently, you were all there. Our hands of friendship is extended to all those who are aggrieved. Lagos is the most strategic state in the country and we must not joke with it. All those who lost the elections are our boys. We will as one big family go and fight the enemy. Let us deliver Lagos and tell the people that there is a better alternative for them.”

Chief George, however, said that there are measures put in place to unite aggrieved aspirants.

Reiterating his resolve to unite the aggrieved aspirants, he said, “it is service before self. We are heading to Abuja for the national convention and when we come back, we will massage the egos of those who lost. I can assure you that we will unite all those that lost.”

Continuing, he said “we know the people are with us. From the motorcyclists to the mechanics and the artisans, from the poorly paid school teachers to the ill-treated medical doctors, from the vast, ceaseless bustle of Alimosho to the quiet serenity of Epe, we shall touch everyone with gratitude and kindness.”

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has called for the cancellation of the Lagos State governorship primaries, calling it a sham.

Addressing newsmen at his GRA office shortly after the primaries, Obanikoro said “There is no election results and the elections should be cancelled. The process is completely tainted and going forward with that, will lead to an outcome that will not be beneficial to the party.”


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