Tinubu to Bode George: you’re suffering from post-prison dementia

// Local | Tinubu to Bode George: you’re suffering from post-prison dementia
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

Former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu yesterday said freed former Nigerian  Port  Authority (NPA) chair Olabode George is suffering from post-prison and pre-reintegration dementia.

Tinubu, a national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), said if George was not psychologically troubled he would not link him with his travail. 

Tinubu,  said his tenure had ended two years before George was jailed and expresed wonder over  his claim that he was convicted by his  (Tinubu’s) administration.

George had in a newspaper report yesterday alleged that Tinubu sent him to jail.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olakunle Abimbola, Tinubu  advised George to keep a golden silence, adding: “After all as the Yoruba say, if you crave not to be disgraced and you are, you pray for long life so that you can rectify the disgrace.” 

The statement reads: “First, the ludicrousness of Chief Bode George’s claim is self-evident, except of course, the chief suffers from post-prison and pre-reintegration dementia: George was jailed two years ago.  By that time, Asiwaju Tinubu was two clear years out of office.  If that is so – and it is clearly so – how could Chief George claim to have been “convicted by the Lagos State Government headed by Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu?”

“This is indeed a very sorry case.  In Yoruba tradition, and indeed in the tradition of any decent society, you do not kick who is already down.  But what if he who is down viciously kicks you to force just any reaction?  That is what Chief George is doing.  But if he expects Asiwaju Tinubu to gloat over his misfortune, then Chief George has a long time to wait because he will not.

“But the moral in all of this is simple: those who crave to destroy others often end up destroying themselves.  The scandalous statement by Chief George, the indecorous language he deployed (“It was made by Tinubu and his gang”), the ludicrous living in denial (“It is a politically motivated conviction”), not to talk of the claim that Lagos State made a law to entrap erring federal officials, would appear to have issued from bitterness.  For the sake of what is left of the George family name and honour, Chief George should be prevailed upon to let himself go so as to earn a second chance.  He fell into a prison ditch he, from the way he spoke, would have wished others would fall into.  He should learn his lessons and realise that evil thoughts and actions eventually come back to destroy those who harbour or do them.

“Instead of trying to lay ridiculous charges on his perceived enemies, therefore, he should thank God for having saved him from his enemies.  It is his so-called friends he must contend with.  One of them, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, thought nothing of rubbing the face of a fallen George in the mud.  Did Chief George realise how ridiculous he sounded when he said some “cabal” wanted to “create friction between Obasanjo and I”, only to realise that Obasanjo had already gone public with disowning George’s carnival-like reception?

“Another, a nameless collective that simply called themselves “Friends of Olabode George”, launched into a tirade against Justice Joseph Oyewole who tried the case, referring to the judge as one of Bode George’s “persecutors.”  Why a judge doing his work would want to “persecute” a fellow citizen beggars belief.  But it would appear a continuation of the dangerous trend by some elements in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to discredit the judiciary, each time a case goes against them.  With all their wild allegations, they discredit no one but Chief George himself, after all they are an anonymous group hiding behind his face!

“Let those who dearly love Chief George prevail on him to stop these embarrassing tantrums.  Warts and all, he is an elder and, but for his prison stain, something close to an aristocrat in the Nigerian establishment, having been a military governor before.  He was also not your run-of-the-mill naval officer, having earned a degree in engineering before enlisting in the Nigerian Navy, from which he retired as Air Commodore.

“Despite his current misfortune, he owes his country a lot – least of which is public decency.  He can best achieve this by keeping a golden silence.  After all, as the Yoruba say, if you crave not to be disgraced and you are, you pray for long life so that you can rectify the disgrace.  Golden and dignified silence is what Chief George needs, not wild tantrums.”

Tagged : Bode George

Headlines Newsview all

Joy Williams, 23 Year Old Nigerian Dies In Thailand After Illegal Buttock Augmentation Surgery

Joy Williams, 23, from Thamesmead, was described as a 'caring and funny' girl who was 'loved by everybody. She died on October 23 after travelling to ... Full story

Nigerian Soldiers Arrested For Working As Spies For Boko Haram

Soldiers in Nigeria’s military may be working as moles for Boko Haram, giving the terrorist group vital information about the military’s strategies and tactics. News site, ... Full story

Centers for Disease Control Admits Ebola Can Be Spread Through The Air

Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a ... Full story

Boko Haram Terrorists Invade Adamawa State, Besiege Mubi

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers are reportedly leaving the town of Mubi in Adamawa State, as members of the terrorists’ group, Boko Haram, make advances to ... Full story

Nigeria's First Lesbian Wedding Takes Place In Lagos

The end times are finally here. Some of the things we used to say can never happen in Nigeria are beginning to unfold and unfurl ... Full story

Stephen Keshi Returns As Coach of Super Eagles

Chris Giwa, the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Chairman who was restored to office on Thursday by a Jos court ruling, said on Monday that sacked ... Full story

Escaped Chibok Girl Reveals How Boko Haram Militants Raped, Beat Them Every Night

He soon began to threaten me with a knife to have sex with him and when I refused, he brought out his gun, warning that ...

Kenneth Okolie, Former Mr Nigeria Eyes Politics

Nollywood actor and model, Kenneth Okolie, has disclosed that dating an actress is the worst mistake an actor can make. The former Mr. Nigeria, who is ...

Pastor Enoch Adeboye Condemns Marriage

 Contrary to what the bible says that a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall ... Full story

Senzo Meyiwa, South African Captain And Goalkeeper Shot Dead By Cell Phone Thieves

The South African police have confirmed that its national football team’s captain and goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, 27, have died after being shot at his home ... Full story

TB Joshua To Compensate Families Of Victims $4,500 Each

 The General Overseer of Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet T.B Joshua has said through the church spokesperson, Kirsten nematandani that, the church will be ... Full story

Comment on: Tinubu to Bode George: you’re suffering from post-prison dementia

Rate this article

0

Featured author

Mandy Heuman

Breaking News

I Enjoy Kissing in………Femi Ogedengbe

Nollywood actor cum director, Femi Ogedengbe, has revealed that challenges faced in the movie industry is about trying to do things out of the ordinary ...

Nigeria escape FIFA ban again as court dismisses case against NFF

Nigeria on Thursday escaped the wrath of FIFA as Justice Ambrose Allagoa of the Federal High court sitting in Jos, Plateau State on Thursday withdrew ...

As Politicians, We Will Still Be Loyal……..Kate Henshaw, Desmond Elliot Reveals

Politics could be described as a game for the strong and brave minds and at the end of the tunnel, the best or favoured candidate ...

Go Back and Apologize to People you Have Offended………Segun Arinze advises

Veteran Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze, who has had a share of the good and bad sides of a celebrity, has disclosed that stardom comes with ...

I Was Given A Baby Girl in The Dream……….Actress, Uche Ogbodo Reveals

Rumours will come and go likewise challenges but what keeps one going is the ability to stay strong especially when those rumours are not true ...

I Closed my Night Club Because I Want to Repent………. Akeem Shodeinde

Popular Lagos socialite and Movida night Club boss, Akeem Shodeinde, in an interview with Encomium Magazine, disclosed that the reason for the closure of his ...

Nigeria Escapes FIFA’s Axe

After the Football’s world governing body FIFA had given African champions Nigeria until midday on Friday to overturn the court ruling and reinstate Pinnick or ...

Nigerian celebrities Pray for Ice Prince

Today, Thursday October 30, super talented rapper, and Chocolate City artiste, Ice Prince tops another year on planet earth.The father of one who recently dropped ...

How Majek Fashek Was Dragged Out Of Stage

The annual Felabration may have come and gone, but memories of happenings at the well-attended event linger on the mind of many that thronged out ...

Letter To All My Single Ladies...

Once upon a time, I experienced a very thunderous breakup and for the next couple of weeks, I spent time, copious amounts of time, pouring ...