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It’s a Shame, Presidential Candidate Peter Obi Resigns from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – Bode George

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George expressed his displeasure with Obi’s decision and stated that he should not expect to win every time.
Olabode George, a former Peoples Democratic Party national vice-chairman (southwest), has reacted to the withdrawal of a presidential candidate, Peter Obi, from the party ahead of its primaries.

Obi, a former governor of Anambra and Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 presidential election, resigned from the PDP and withdrew from the presidential campaign in a letter dated May 24, 2022, and written to Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman.

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On Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, Olabode expressed surprise at the news of Obi’s departure from the PDP.

George expressed his displeasure with Obi’s decision and stated that he should not expect to win every time.

“I was taken aback when that news surfaced because Obi Peter has established himself as a respected and responsible person; highly resourceful both in human resources and other areas of life,” he added.

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“However, I don’t know why he deserted the PDP, and it’s a sad that he truly dumped the party.”

“Imponderables abound in life; you can’t always win, and Nigeria is still developing.”

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I’m not pleased, but perhaps he has a different plan in mind; I’m not sure why. I hold him in high regard and respect, as do all of our presidential candidates who came to Lagos to persuade delegates.”

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He believes it is critical for the PDP to produce a presidential candidate who does not have a criminal background.

“I was quite pleased with each and every one of them (aspirants), but who will win?” I’m not a fortune teller, and I don’t have a crystal ball in my hands. May the greatest candidate prevail, but the most important thing is that anyone we bring to the Nigerian public has character and a proven track record of accountability, not someone with filthy things in his closet, since public office is a public trust,” he remarked.

He also urged Nigerians to refrain from equating the country’s democracy with that of the United States of America, which is more than 200 years old while Nigeria is still a developing country.

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“, he explained.

“My message to everyone in this country is to not believe, no, not believe that Nigeria is yet America.” Even though America is nearly 200 years old, democracy is not without flaws.

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“When we talk about democratic dispensation, we’re still like toddlers, so it’ll take time, and democratic practice isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon.” You win some, you lose some, but the most important thing is that after an election, there will be a post-mortem study in which we will look at our mistakes and shortcomings and make changes so that we may begin to improve.”

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