Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, has said the current crisis rocking the party might cause its defeat in the 2023 presidential election.
Its was reports that George, who supports the call for the removal of Iyorchia Ayu as National Chairman of the party, spoke with reporters in Lagos recently.
“We should not allow any sentiment – ethnic or religious to divide us. Unfortunately, with what we are presently witnessing, our party may lose the next presidential election if we continue to disregard or fail to address the feeling and grievances of ‘alienation’ being presently experienced by the entire Southern population of this great country,” George said.
“If this issue is dismissed, we cannot expect votes from them.”
He added: “Until this party returns to the founding fathers’ principles of unity, with equity, fairness and justice being the pedestal for any political decision taken in this party; and ensuring broad-mindedness to accommodate the concerns of all zones in this country, PDP becomes vulnerable to disaster in the 2023 elections.”