The Action Congress of Nigeria has raised the alarm that the Federal Government has promised the former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, a state pardon if he wins Lagos State for the PDP.
George was recently freed from prison where he was incarcerated for two years for abuse of office, contract splitting and willful disobedience to lawful order.
The ACN said the move reflected the desperation of the PDP-led Federal Government to ‘capture’ Lagos at all costs in the April general elections.
According to a statement by the ACN Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Thursday, the deal entails George winning Lagos State for the PDP and his slate would be wiped clean.
He said, “The deal, cut at a meeting in the Presidential Villa in Abuja is simple: If Bode George delivers Lagos, he will receive a state pardon for his corruption conviction for which he spent two years in the gulag. The implication is that even President Goodluck Jonathan, for all his sweet words on ensuring free and fair elections and avoiding unethical measures to win at all cost, is ready to do anything just to “capture’’ Lagos for his party. This is sad.”
The ACN said it would not lose any sleep over the deal, since the battle of Lagos would be fought by the people of the state, having realised the giant strides made by the party in the renewal of Lagos since the return to democracy in 1999.
‘’We make bold to say that none of the country’s 36 states has witnessed the kind of rapid development, security and peace, infrastructural renewal and growth that Lagos has experienced under the ACN in the past 12 years or so. It is the people who have enjoyed these dividends of democracy that George and his pay masters will have to contend with next month, deal or no deal,’’ the party said.
It said, however, that asking George to deliver Lagos was insult.
“This is a man who, without the opprobrium of going to jail for corruption, could not deliver Lagos to the PDP. Now, with an added baggage of corruption conviction and doing time at the nation’s maximum prison, how can he lead a people who are strong believers in accountability, transparency and good governance?”
Efforts to get the presidential spokesman, Ima Niboro, to comment on the matter did not succeed as calls to his phone did not go through and he didn’t reply an SMS sent to him
Headlines Newsview all
This is the story of one of the notorious armed robbers in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria who freely unleashed terror on both the civilians ... Full story
Through her lawyer, Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu has written a letter to a lagos blogger who reported a news that her new lover beat her ... Full story
Wizkid is a force to be reckoned with as far as Nigerian music is concerned as he is currently raking in a large chunk of ... Full story
Rate this article
Exclusive: I Have Crush On Chris Okotie And I Will Like To Marry A Pastor Actress - Sapphire Adaobi obi
The Nigerian movie industry is indeed growing and accommodating several young talents who are now in competition with others towards carving a niche for themselves ...
To spice up his birthday which was yesterday, Thursday, November 26, Mavin Record Boss, Don Jazzy released a star-studded video for their song- Jantamata. With Mavins ...
Hell has being let loose on the Instagram page of delectable Nollywood actress, Ebube Nwagbo AKA Posh Baby. The whole ugly drama kicked off when the ...
It’s a Black Friday and it seems our joining the trend. During the week, these three beautiful ladies making wonders in the Nigerian entertainment industry ...
Abiodun Baruwa has advised Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh to follow his heart as he faces selection dilemma following the discovery of new players for the ... Full story
The Senate on Thursday asked the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to end the current scarcity of petrol within two weeks. The ... Full story
Wizkid’s record label signee, L.A.X, is indeed having a silent time in the Nigerian music industry but not relenting in his efforts towards carving a ...
Veteran Nollywood actor cum Gulder Ultimate Search Anchor, Chidi Mokeme is proud to have a cute baby boy. The actor recently shared adorable pictures of his ...
Popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi Odetola better known as Pasuma, is a year older today, November 27, 2015. To celebrate his 48th birthday, the award winning ...