A pro-Tinubu group, Akwa Ibom Steering Committee of the ‘Tinubu Support Group’, has slammed Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over his comments against Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition.
Tinubu, a former Lagos state governor had, last week, declared his intentions to run for the 2023 presidential elections.
Lending his voice to the declaration, George, in an interview, described Tinubu’s ambition as a “huge joke”.
Reacting to George’s comments, the Pro-Tinubu group in Akwa Ibom, which organised a press conference on Saturday in Uyo, the state capital, said George’s view was an indication that he is either still living in antiquity or not in tune with reality.
According to the coordinator of the group in the state, Hon Inyang Ifiok: “Bode George is entitled to his opinion and we have freedom of expression. So, if he says Tinubu who is being celebrated across the political divide of this country, his declaration is a huge joke, it, therefore, means that he is still living in the ancient days, not the world of today.”
He described the national leader of the All Progressive Congress’ declaration as the “greatest political news of the year, adding that it ignited a spark that triggered two APC members to also declare their interest in the presidential race.”
He added, “It came strong and powerful, reverberating across the entire direction of our national political landscape. It stirred the somewhat somnolent political space of activities in the land into a frenzy.
“Shortly, after it broke it ignited a spark that compelled at least two other top members of our party, the APC, to also declare interest in running for the office as president of our motherland. The days head will be interesting to witness”