A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, said he was considering leaving the party before the intervention of the stakeholders.
George, a member of the PDP Board of Trustees(BoT) stated this on Tuesday while speaking on the development on Channels Television
has said says the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) was running the party like a “private company.”
Over the past few days, the PDP has been been rocked by leadership crisis as some party members called for the resignation of Secondus as national chairman.
On Tuesday, the party stakeholders met in Abuja and agreed that the national convention earlier scheduled for December should take place before the end of October.
Speaking on the development on Channels Television, on Tuesday, George, a member of the PDP Board of Trustees, said the party has “woken” up and is ready to wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
“As an elder, as a leader of this party, and as somebody who served for 10 years at the NWC, I saw the platform of our party wobbling. You cannot do anything meaningful when your party is not stable.
“What I will tell Nigerians is this: today is a special day in the annals of the PDP’s history.
“That the elders, having considered, having seen what is going on in the party, decided to save the party because the founding fathers have a certain mission and that mission is so vital for the Nigerian state. We have been giving very adequate solid issues on national matters and we did it.
“It (PDP) became so petty and so rowdy. When you disregard the ground norm, the constitution of the party, then what are you doing? You are translating it as if it is your private company.
“We saw this and I won’t like to go further into the debris and filth,” he said.
Asked if those seeking the removal of Secondus are justified, the BoT member said: “Yes, absolutely. It is not a private company. We have the constitution of the party. Once you start driving yourself away from the norm, people will call you to order.”
George said he was considering leaving the party before the intervention of the stakeholders.
“The way they were managing the party fell short of seriousness. So as a concerned member, I was thinking that I should leave the party and go home and rest because I won’t join any party after PDP,” he added.