A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has said he was talking in parables when he said he would leave the country if President Bola Tinubu emerged victorious in the 2023 presidential election.
Recall that George had in March 2022 said he will leave Nigeria if Tinubu becomes President of the country.
But in an interview with Daily Trust, which was published on Sunday, George said he was talking in parables, adding that after spending about 50 years in politics and military, he is looking for a place where he can take a walk without looking for who is running after him.
“I was talking in parables. This will be my 25th year in politics. I also spent 25 years in the military. I am getting close to 80 now, so what am I looking for but to go and live where I can take a walk without looking back and forth to see who is running after me; where I can live in peace until the Almighty God calls my flight,” he said.
On whether he is still planning to relocate from Nigeria, he said: “We will need the grace of God to keep every Nigerian sane.”
Speaking on reconciling with Tinubu, George said the President is his friend, stressing that he doesn’t need any more job from anybody.
His words: The interesting thing is that he is my friend; that’s exactly his prayer to me. I have worked with five presidents in this country, so I don’t need any more job from anybody.”
He also said things would have been different for PDP if the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, settled his problems with the G-5 governors.
George added that the PDP lost the presidential election because “we lost tenacity, commitment and loyalty to the tenets of the founding fathers of our party.”