Bode George

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has stated that the party chairman in Lagos, Moshood Salvador, was free to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Salvador, who has been at loggerheads with George, announced his defection to the APC at his Salvador Towers residence in Lagos.

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Reacting on Monday while launching a trust fund for the family of the late Adeniyi Aborishade, a chieftain killed at a meeting of the party in Eti-Osa on July 21, George questioned why the PDP chairman would want to leave the party now, especially as Aborishade’s murder case, to which he was earlier linked, had not been resolved.

He said: “You see, whether he is going to APC or wherever, we cannot stop him; he is an adult, not a young man.

“So, he can decide for himself. But we have a question to ask: Why now?

“I am a deep-rooted politician and as a master mariner, I know you do not jump ship when you are in a stormy weather.

“Or do you swim against the tide? No, you will drown. Now, who is drawing Salvador to come to APC?

“To get cover or what? No, that will not stop justice for Aborishade.”

George said it was wrong for Salvador to have made allegations that he was responsible for the friction in the party.

He said Salvador was actually the one running the party like his private estate, causing rancour and unnecessary wrangling in the party.