Monday, November 19, 2018

Bode George Shocked Over Otedola’s Endorsement Of Babajide Sanwo-Olu

PDP Chieftain Bode George has expressed his shock after Billionaire Femi Otedola over the weekend endorsed APC Lagos State Governorship aspirant, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Sanwo-Olu had visited Otedola at home, and the Forte Oil boss, in a statement on his instagram page endorsed him as the incoming governor of Lagos State.

However, in a telephone interview with Bode George, conducted by a Punch correspondent, the chieftain expressed bewilderment at Otedola’s support for the APC candidate.

He said, “That is news to me. That is very interesting. Wonders will never cease. It is very shocking.”

When asked to comment on Otedola’s purported governorship ambition, George stated, “He has always been with us (PDP). I will call him. I will find out. That is strange.”

He, however, added that Otedola’s endorsement of the opposition would not influence the strategies of the PDP in Lagos.

The PDP chieftain said, “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).

“But he is a thoroughbred Lagosian and the people Bola (Tinubu) is handpicking are all from Ogun State. Is that what he wants for his state? I will ask him.”