Bode George Consistent, Dogged, Says Ayade
Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has hailed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship aspirant Chief Olabode George calling him a dogged icon of purity, purpose, sagacity, finesse and political suavity.
Ayade made this disclosure yesterday when he received George in his office in Calabar. George was in Calabar to mobilise delegates for the December 9 convention.
The governor call on the Cross River State people to support George’s aspiration. He also invited him to the extraordinary Calabar carnival in December.
The meeting between George and Ayade was laced with warmth.
Director-General of the Bode George Campaign Organisation Alhaji Ibrahim Aliu, hailed George for his doggedness and steadfast resolve throughout his partisan service in PDP.
The aspirant hailed the governor and Cross River people for resisting the political tsunami that swept the PDP out of power in 2015.
He added that the PDP must remain on the path of straight, strong revival so as to reclaim the presidential seat.
George said the National Convention should be like a carnival. He insisted the contest must never be a do-or-die affair.
However, the PDP’s legitimate urge to regain power in 2019 is the reason Prince Uche Secondus is the front-runner for the office of the National Chairman, his campaign office said yesterday.
The statement said the PDP is in a hurry to return to power in 2019 and cannot afford learners on the political party’s rudiments at this time.
“The party after suffering all the distractions from the Sheriff’s unfortunate interventions, is anxious to hit the ground running to cover lost grounds and launch the party to winning ways once again.
“Secondus’ experience and disarming human relations are the most potent ingredients for him now because of the urgent harmonious environment the party would need immediately after the convention to confront the challenges ahead,” the statement said.