In a daring assertion by any politician, a former national deputy chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has stated that the survival of the country is interwoven with that of the party.
George, an ex-convict, who was speaking at a media parley yesterday in Lagos, however urged the founding fathers of the party to intervene in the crisis within it, saying doing so means saving the country’s democracy from collapse.
In his words: “PDP is the only party that carries the pan-Nigerian coloration from the swampy forests to the Savannah. Every corner, you’ll find the PDP, if PDP collapses, this nation will collapse.”
He said the country has witnessed long span of democratic dispensation due to the pan-Nigerian outlook of the PDP insisting that the stability in the country has been associated with the level of stability within the PDP.
“Never in the history of the country have we had a party that is national in outlook. In PDP there is no tribal coloration. The concept of operations in the PDP has helped democracy to grow in the country,” he said.