Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has stated that the endorsement of Babajide Sanwo-Olu for Lagos State governor by Femi Otedola will not affect the chances of the PDP.
In a statement on Sunday, the PDP chieftain, however, expressed shock over Otedola’s endorsement of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate.
Otedola, in a post on his official Instagram handle on Saturday, said: “Dinner at my residence yesterday evening with my childhood friend, APC governorship candidate, Jide Sanwo-Olu- the governor in waiting.”
Reacting, George said: “That is news to me. That is very interesting. Wonders will never cease. It is very shocking.
“He has always been with us (PDP). I will call him. I will find out. That is strange.”
Speaking on the PDP’s chance, and if the endorsement will affect the party, he said: “No, it doesn’t affect our strategies towards 2019 because he is not in our camp.
“But it is shocking. He is my aburo (junior) and I am going to find out from him what made him (endorse Sanwo-Olu).
“But he is a thoroughbred Lagosian and the people Bola (Tinubu) is handpicking are all from Ogun State. Is that what he wants for his state? I will ask him.”