There may be no Nigeria by 2023 — Bode George

He said the country is presently wobbling.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

/ by National Pivot

A Chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, has said that the current challenges facing the country is more important than any political ambition. He said unless the country is able to defeat its current woes, it may cease to exist by 2023.

The former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, also said at 75 years of age, he's more than qualified to lead the country should he become president in 2023.

Speaking in an interview on why he'll be contesting for president in 2023, he said, "One of the main reasons I’m joining the 2023 race is to stop the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. If the presidency is zoned to the South-West in 2023, and Tinubu enters the race I will not only face him but also stop him.

On Tinubu’s great influence in the Southwest and particularly, Lagos State, he said, "Nigeria is bigger than Lagos, and even in Lagos, APC has been rigging the elections.

"Nigeria is on a bigger scale, and what Tinubu, and his cohorts are doing in Lagos, they can’t try it across the country. If they try it, it will boomerang.

"Tinubu, and APC have been rigging elections in Lagos. Tinubu will meet his political waterloo in 2023 if he runs, and I will be his nemesis. He also said as am 75 years old man he is still able and fit to lead Nigeria.

Speaking further, he said, "I must run. Most importantly if 2023 is zoned to the South West, and some people continue to talk about Bola Tinubu, then I must enter the race to stop him. I will face Tinubu, and I will defeat him.

He however expressed worries over the myriad of challenges facing the country saying the country is currently 'wobbling'.

He said, "For now, my concern, and what concerns most Nigerians is to stabilize Nigeria. Nigeria is not only wobbling. It is wobbling so badly. Who even knows who will be alive by 2023? For now, let’s all join hands to salvage Nigeria.

"It is when Nigeria is stabilized that we can plan for 2023. We should even allow President Buhari to concentrate on governance now. He has not even spent up to one year in his second term. He should not be distracted."

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