December Convention: Lagos Assembly lawmaker root for Bode George

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    Hon Dipo Olorunrinu, the only People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker in the Lagos State House of Assembly has counseled that the national leadership position of the party should be reserved for an elder not a child.

    Olorunrinu, assert that only Chief Bode George, of all the aspirants for the number one party position, could take PDP to its Eldorado.The lawmaker, representing Amuwo-Odofin Constituency I in the State Assembly said that George had got so much experience to lead the party as the former Deputy national chairman of PDP.

    “When it comes to government and administration, I stand behind the youths-the youths should be propelled and encouraged. But when it comes to position that determines leadership and consultancy, this is when we need elder statesmen of the party.

    “That is why Chief Bode George deserves the position,’’ he said. According to him, George remains an elder statesman in PDP that is all-encompassing and has the experience in every sector.

    Olorunrinu,who added that George was once a PDP South West chairman and won five states to the party, said he was the best man for the job.

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    “When we want to choose people, we look at their pedigrees and experience and not their facial value. There is serious business to be done that we need to face. Chief Olabode George is the best that can run it, even if he has any mistake in the past.

    “There is no human be without mistake. We need to look out for the one who has passed through the rope before and has learnt. We should choose him. He knows the way,’’ Olorunrinu said.

    The eight contenders vying for the seat of the national chairman of PDP are: former Oyo State Gov. Rashidi Ladoja; former Ogun State Gov. Gbenga Daniel; former PDP National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo and former Lagos State Governorship candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje.

    Others are: former Minister of Sports and Special Duties, Prof.Taoheed Adedoja; former Education Minister Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Mr Akin-Deko Akintayo from Ondo State and former PDP Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George.

    The PDP national convention is slated for Dec. 9 in Abuja.

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