Concede Vice Presidency To S/West, Bode George Urges S/East
Former national vice-chairman in the southwest zone of the People’s Democratic Party [PDP], Chief Olabode Ibiyinka George has urged the South East geo-political zone to relinquish the Vice President slot to the South West geo-political zone.
Chief George made the appeal in a telephone interview with The Guardian on Wednesday, October 10.
Chief Olabode Ibiyinka George is a Nigerian politician who became Military Governor of Ondo State, and later Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority, then.
Worried that if Atiku wins the election and stays in office for eight years, he said “the presidential slot would automatically go to south-east,” whenever the pendulum shifts back to the South.
“But if the region decides to take the vice president slot now, it would be awkward for it to say after spending eight years as running mate that it would go ahead to produce a president.
“Such calculation will not work, because a region cannot produce the vice president and president for 16 years running.”
He also stressed that the south-west stands a better chance of propelling PDP to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
According to him, that is all the more reason the South East should relinquish the Vice President slot to the South West considering its larger number.
“Putting into consideration the importance of numbers in the coming election and the need to defeat APC, south-west stands a better advantage in terms of registered number of voters,” he added.