The embittered chairmanship aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has insisted that the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike tender a public apology to the people of the South West over an outburst during the recently concluded convention of the party.
George restated the decision when Wike and the newly elected PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, in the early hours of today (Monday), visited George in his Abuja residence.
The visiting party almost had a shouting match with the wife of the Lagos born politician, Roli Bode- George, who accused Governor of embarrassing her husband in public.
“You embarrassed my husband in public and you are here now to beg him,” an enraged Mrs Roli George was quoted by a source at the meeting as saying.
It took the intervention of the new PDP national chairman, Secondus and other chieftains present to calm fray nerves.
At the meeting, Chief George, was also said to have insisted that the Rivers Governor should tender a public apology.
Other chieftains on the peace mission to Chief George’s Maitama residence were a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha and Eddy Olafeso, South West Vice Chairman.
George other aspirants from the south west were enraged that the PDP Governors led by Wike and Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti that championed consensus in favour of Secondus were at the meeting held in May in Port Harcourt, where the national chairmanship position was micro-zoned to the south west.
It will be recalled that following Chief George’s withdrawal from the chairmanship race, three other aspirants from the south west – Chief Jimi Agbaje, Chief Rashidi Ladoja and Chief Gbenga Daniel, also pulled out leaving Prof Tunde Adeniran to slug it out with Chief Raymond Dokpesi and Prince Uche Secondus who eventually won.
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