A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has revealed that he considered leaving the opposition party a few weeks ago.
Speaking on Tuesday during an appearance on Channels Television, George said the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) was running the party like a private business.
George, a member of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) added that he was thinking of retiring from politics, but was prevailed upon by some stakeholders and elders of the party.
“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 said.
George blamed the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secodnus, for the internal wrangling that rocked the PDP for some few weeks.
He noted that some party members who called for the resignation of Secondus as national chairman are right to do so, adding that the platform of the party was wobbling.
George, however, appreciated the party stakeholders who met in Abuja and proposed that the National Convention earlier scheduled for December will take place in October.
He said the party has woken up from its slumber and is ready to wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
He said: “As an elder, as a leader of this party, and as somebody who served for ten years at the NWC, I saw the platform of our party wobbling. You cannot do anything meaningful when your party is not stable,” he said.
“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.”