2023: Atiku Is My Friend But I Will Not Vote For Him – Bode George
A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olabode George, has stated that he will not vote for the presidential candidate of his party, Atiku Abubakar, in next year’s election.
Speaking in an interview with Vanguard, George stated that Atiku lacks character, adding that Nigerians must be bold to speak truth to power.
According to the PDP chieftain, if Nigerians accept injustice, we will be going back to those days of darkness when justice, fairness, and equity could be thrown away because of tribalism.
He said: “When you have built a house, make sure you don’t tamper with the foundation. Maneuvering can take you to the Villa but what sustains you there is character. If Nigerians decide to vote for Atiku, I will not because of this principle. If he becomes the President, it is his character that would sustain him.
“He is my friend but if you are not bold enough to tell your friend that what he is doing is not right, someday the larger being will ask you. I will not vote for Atiku because of that principle. If we accept the injustice, we are going back to those days of darkness when justice, fairness, and equity could be thrown away because of tribalism.
“Yes, he can win. He can manipulate. If they call me, I am ready for any debate based on the truth. We know what our constitution says. Now, you want to start tampering with the taproot. You are trying to reinvent and rebuild the super foundation. It will not stand, let it be. We must have conscience. We must be bold enough to tell truth to power. For all of us that are there, everybody is shouting Wike. He is a courageous young man. He has showcased the capacity to impact positively. I saw what he has done with his share of 13 percent derivation.
“Everybody now knows that he was not just complaining because he lost the election. That is gone. Let us do what is just, what is equitable and what is right to stabilize Nigeria. We are wobbling. The mistrust between tribe A and tribe B is so much now. I am not saying maybe we will get there or not, but let us do what is right. Let us tell the truth to power.”
This article was originally published on Naija News