ABUJA – The last may not have been heard about the unpleasant fallout of the just concluded national convention of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike and the newly elected PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, in the early hours of today (Monday), visited Chief Olabode George, who was one of the aspirants from the south west on a peace mission.
Recall that Chief George, had while pulling out of the chairmanship race said PDP had not dropped its toga of impunity and demanded an apology from Governor Wike.
“The Peoples Democratic Party has now mangled and distorted its soul and spirit. There is no morality here anymore. There is no sanity or any sense of enlightened civility.
“As a result of these observed aberrations, wherein the position of the national chairman has been apparently sold and auctioned to the highest bidder, I, as an Omoluabi and as an authentic Atona of Yorubaland, I will not partake in this charade,” Chief George had said.
However, the peace mission almost resulted into a shouting match between Governor Wike and Mrs Roli Bode- George, who accused Governor of embarrassing her husband in public.
“You embarrassed my husband in public and you are here now to beg him,” an enraged Mrs Roli George was quoted by a source at the meeting as saying.
It took the intervention of the new PDP national chairman, Secondus and other chieftains present to calm fray nerves.
At the meeting, Chief George, was also said to have insisted that the Rivers Governor should tender a public apology.
Other chieftains on the peace mission to Chief George’s Maitama residence were a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha and Eddy Olafeso, South West Vice Chairman.
Prompt News Online gathered that Chief George other aspirants from the south west were enraged that the PDP Governors led by Wike and Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti that championed consensus in favour of Secondus were at the meeting held in May in Port Harcourt, where the national chairmanship position was micro-zoned to the south west.
It will be recalled that following Chief George’s withdrawal from the chairmanship race, three other aspirants from the south west – Chief Jimi Agbaje, Chief Rashidi Ladoja and Chief Gbenga Daniel, also pulled out leaving Prof Tunde Adeniran to slug it out with Chief Raymond Dokpesi and Prince Uche Secondus who eventually won.