I never said I will work for Tinubu – Bode George

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Lagos, June 5, 2023 – Chief Bode George, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied media reports that he said he would serve under President Bola Tinubu if invited.

George, who was speaking on Arise Television programme, “Morning Show”, on Thursday, said he never made such comment.

He said the journalists that wrote the stories were just being mischievous.

George alleged that the first person who posted the story in Leadership Newspaper was not even at the press conference.

It will be recalled the George was widely reported to have told a press conference that he was ready to work with President Tinubu if invited.

But George denied the comment on Monday, saying that the journalists who wrote the stories were just being mischievous.

He said the first person that posted the story in the Leadership Newspaper was even not at the press conference.

“You know people in your profession can sometimes be mischievous. The guy who posted it in the Leadership Newspaper was not at the press conference.

“Now they asked me what I would do if Tinubu calls me and I said precisely that if he calls me, I will pray for Nigeria.

“Listen, I am not a flip-flopper by any profession. I retired as a general, what will he be calling me for?

“We don’t belong to the same party. If he wants to say, chief good morning and I say Mr President; that’s even if all the court cases are over, but we are still in the court.

“We don’t have personal differences, what we have is just administrative. Their administrative style is different from mine,” he said.

George said that there was a time Papa Olusi came to him and requested that they go to Tinubu, but he refused.

“Even Papa Olusi came trying to convince me to go and pay a congratulatory visit to him, I said, No I can’t do that.

“What would they be doing in their calculation? I have told you I don’t have any personal qualms with this gentleman.

“The only difference is only administrative; their administrative style is quite different from my style. So why would I, at this age, be running around for a job?

“Why would I be looking for any job?

“At least I won’t disrespect him; to put it in his own mind that I Bode George would be looking for a job at this time, some of these people put on their thinking caps and start spreading rumours,” he said. (GBN)

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