Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Bode George, has said the early days of President Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s leader is not perfect, but reasonably better than his days as Lagos State governor.
George, who spoke on Channels Television programme ‘Politics Today‘ on Tuesday, said though he remains a solid member of PDP, he is not an enemy of the president.
“The major difference between Bola and I is his methodology, his managerial style is unlike me. I have a background in the military and I am a logistician in the military. You don’t carry your men to war without adequately doing your serious planning, intelligence gathering,” he said.
Assessing the Tinubu administration since the president assumed power on May 29, George said: “It is not a 100-metre race. He (Tinubu) is to manage his people and to manage the resources of this country for the betterment of this country. He is just starting off.”
When asked to describe the performance of Tinubu in the last 22 days as Nigeria’s President, the former PDP Deputy National Chairman (South) said: “It’s not perfect but reasonable. At least, it is better than what we had known before when he was in Lagos. May be he was much younger at that time and no experience but now, Lagos is not Abuja.”
George, a longtime political rival of Tinubu in Lagos, said he would take permission from the PDP if the president approach him to work with his administration for the good of the country.
He, however, expressed confidence that his party and its candidate in the February 25 election, Atiku Abubakar would emerge victorious at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.
“Let’s wait for the outcome of the judiciary. The process is not over. The day the process is over and the court pronounce him as the president, we have no way to fight but to pray for Nigeria,” he added.