Tinubu not Lagos indigene, Bode George insists


A former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Bode George, has insisted that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, is not an indigene of Lagos State.

Mr George, who stated this on Tuesday during Arise TV Morning Show, insisted that Mr Tinubu has failed to produce any evidence to the contrary, despite many enquiries from Nigerians.


He said: “Tinubu is not from Lagos State. You can quote me. If he says he grew up in Isale-Eko, which school did you attend? I grew up on Evans Street in Lagos. 35 Evans Street was my grandfather’s house.

“I went to the community school. I played football at the local stadium at Isale-Eko. That’s how people knew me.”

Speaking on the internal crisis rocking the opposition party, the PDP chieftain maintained that reconciliation would only happen if the party’s hierarchy “gives unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar”.

He further stated the North Central region has held the office of the national chairman of the party for more than any other region since its creation almost 25 years ago.

“It is not a solution that cannot be handled. All we are saying is give what belongs to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. Give us what belongs to us. Turn by Turn Nigeria Limited.

“Take for example, what I am angry about is this, the first chairman was late Papa Solomon from North-Central. The second chairman, North-Central.

“The third chairman, Audu Ogbe, North-Central. The fourth chairman, my oga, Dr Amadu Ali, North-Central; Baraje, from Kwara, was also North-Central. Now you have Ayu, also North-Central.

“The South-West has never enjoyed this position since the party started almost 25 years ago. What is our crime?

“If you are telling us you want to rule this country, you have to weave all the tribes and all the people together. That is the major problem, and unless that is resolved, I will not vote for our own candidate,” the PDP chieftain said.