Bode George drums support for President Jonathan

Bode George

Nov. 4 (PREMIUM TIMES) — Olabode George, a chieftain 0f the ruling People’s Democratic Party and an ex-convict, who served jail term for financial fraud,  has called for support for President Goodluck Jonathan.

The former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, who was sent to jail for mismanaging funds belonging to the Nigeria Ports Authority, said “Nigerian patriots” should raise their voices for collective good of Nigeria and give the needed support to the President to succeed.

Bode George made his calls when he spoke in a lecture at the late Herbert Macaulay Annual Lecture series on Saturday in Lagos.

“Every patriot must stand with President Goodluck Jonathan in this difficult period of the nation’s life,” Mr. George said in the lecture titled “Nigeria, the Search for Collective Sacrifice.’’

“We must not intimidate or harass a well-meaning, hyper-challenged national leadership simply because it is the fanciful thing to do.

“As a good patriot, I stand firmly with President Goodluck Jonathan as he grapples with the difficult challenges of governing a highly complex society like our own.”

Mr. George argued that the President has a formidable assignment and cannot be perfect.

The Lagos traffic law

Bode George also used the opportunity to express his dissatisfaction with the new Lagos Traffic Law. He condemned the new Lagos State Traffic Law, insisting that it should be immediately scrapped.

Mr. George noted that some of the roads where the commercial motorbikes were recently restricted in Lagos were federal roads, “so, the Lagos government has no legislative control on such federal government freeways.

“The restriction, therefore, is a pure legislative anomaly,” the ex-convict who is also an active Lagos politician said.

 


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  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    Bode George speaks only his opinion. The fact you are reporting this criminal shows how Nigerian media give prominence to criminals.

  • NAGODI

    birds of a feather…

  • Enn

    Stupid old man! An ex-convict talking nonsense. Very shameless man!

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    It is important that Premium Times remain politically neutral. I am sensing some hatchet job going on here.

    • Lagbaja

      What’s your grouse here? that he was introduced as an ex-con? is he not one?

      • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

        No I have no sympathy for the lagos thug. But he shouldn’t be linked with the president. He belonged to Obasanjo era.

        • NAGODI_1

          JUST WAIT FOR HIS APPOINTMENT. THE OTHER FRAUDSTER, THE ATTACK MOUSE DOYIN OKUPE MADE A SIMILAR COMMENDATION AND GOT HIS JOB EVEN THOUGH HE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR FRAUD. LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE.

  • Dan-Hausa

    Only in Nigeria a criminal will become a stateman. No wonder, it takes two to tango.

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      You are quite right, even IBB pretends to be a statesman.

      • Dan-Hausa

        Your people are always self centered; we are talking of an ex- convict and you are talking of IBB. No wonder you consider someone responsible for the death of over 1.5 million people as a hero. Please Inyamuri change.

  • Abdul

    Bode’s new title, Ex-convict, fits him well. Ex-con, thief, chief Bode George.

  • Ajantala

    Premium Times thank you for the nice description of “ex-convict” Bode George title. Bode George “Ole”