The immediate past Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State, Chief Henry Ajomale, has berated a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, for supporting the claims that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, an ex-governor of Lagos, lobbied to be appointed a Commissioner in the state when Gen. Sani Abacha sacked the Interim National Government, ING, headed by Chief Ernest Shonekan.
DAILY POST recalls that Mr. Kola Abiola, son of the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, made the claim against Tinubu in an interview with Sun newspaper.
However, Olabode George, who is also a former military administrator, hailed Kola for ‘stating the truth’, while lamenting that many opportunists were seeking to twist history.
Reacting to the claims in an interview with the same newspaper, Ajomale implored Nigerians to specifically ignore Chief Bode George who he described as an anti-Tinubu element.
He said, “Have you also seen any of those activists that were also part of the struggle making that kind of allegation against Tinubu or supporting Kola’s claims?
“It is only Bode George a known political foe of Tinubu that has come out to support Kola’s claims. And in the case of Bode George nobody should take him serious. Bode George has never seen anything good in Tinubu.”
“Bode George should be ignored because you will never see him saying anything positive about Tinubu’’, Ajomale declared.
“Starting from the Alliance for Democracy, AD, days in1999 up till now that AD has metamorphosed into APC, Tinubu has always been flooring Bode George, and his political party, PDP in Lagos state. For over 20 years now, Tinubu has been defeating Bode George, and for this Bode George has not been happy. But I want to say this categorically, Tinubu will continue to remain on top,” he added.