A member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria, PDP, and a contestant to the position of the Chairmanship of the party withdrew from the race this afternoon in Abuja.
FULL TEXT OF CHIEF BODEâ€™S WITHDRAWAL
â€œI entered the contest on the micro-zoning principle, which has been thrashed by little men who have compromised. It appears the PDP is bent on self-destruction. I canâ€™t be part of this.
The chairmanship position has been sold to the highest bidder,â€
â€œI entered the race due to the micro zoning arrangement. This micro zoning has been trashed, dumped on the dust bin for personal reason.
It appears that PDP is bent on self destruction. It has lost its soul. â€œI cannot be part of this criminal allegation. The PDP is now mangled.
â€œI hereby withdraw from the fraud. As a Yoruba patriot, I will stand for our people. â€œGovernor Wike must tender an unreserved apology to the Yoruba people for his unguarded utterances against the Yoruba race. I listened to my younger brother and I see it as an insult. I consider it as an insult.
â€œI Olabode George did not step down for anybody. My measure of experience is too heavy. What I am stepping down for is the process. The issue of micro zoning has been destroyed. Every position is micro zoned. I am withdrawing purely on principle.
You can know the way the party use to bubble and we see it as a brotherly union. â€œFrom what happened before I thought we could manage it but it is obvious that the system has been bastardized,â€ he added.
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