Former Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has expressed shock over the endorsement of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, by businessman Femi Otedola.
Otedola, who is the Chairman of Forte Oil Plc, was only last month rumoured to be running for governor on the platform of the PDP, a report which he neither denied nor confirmed.
However, in a post on his official Instagram handle on Saturday, Otedola said, “Dinner at my residence yesterday evening with my childhood friend, APC governorship candidate, Jide Sanwo-Olu; the governor in waiting.”
“That is news to me. That is very interesting. Wonders will never cease. It is very shocking”,George who is a member of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), told Punch newspapers.
when asked what has become of Otedola’s rumoured governorship ambition, George stated, “He has always been with us (PDP). I will call him. I will find out that ‘Ki lo ri? Ki lo se? (What did you see? What did you do?)’ That is strange.”
George however said Otedola’s stand won’t affect the electoral dynamics of the PDP in Lagos.
“No, it doesn’t affect our strategies towards 2019 because he is not in our camp. But it is shocking. He is my aburo (junior) and I am going to find out from him what made him (endorse Sanwo-Olu).