I Will Serve in Tinubu’s Government If Invited, Says Bode George

By Samuel Ogunsona

Former Chairman of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA and Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Chieftain Bode George has said that he would serve in the Government of President Bola Tinubu of invited.

George was an unrepentant critiq of Tinubu and had vowed to leave Nigeria for Ghana if Tinubu emerged as the President

Speaking to journalists in his office at Ikoyi in Lagos on Friday, he assured there there is no personal issue between him and the Nigerian President.

George kept a long distance from Tinubu from where he hauled stones and missiles ahead of the controversial Presidential election which Tinubu. Both George and Tinubu are from Lagos State.

However, some senior Lagos State indigenes had organized reconciliation meeting between the President and Bode George. They appealed for the support and collaboration of George with Tinubu’s administration as he assumes office.

Reacting to questions from journalists whether he would agree to serve the country if appointed by the President, he promised to work together with him for the interest of the country.

He said, “My reaction, like I have said, there is nothing personal. Look, I trained in the military. You know in the military whoever is in the trench next to you is your brother. When you go out to say what is our mission in the military? It is to defend our country. If he comes and says look, what do you feel about this, what do you feel about that, let’s work together in the interest of this country, why would I refuse? This nation also trained me.

‘’The military trained me. There is no part of the world that I have not been, training and doing exercises. This country trained us. So, we must be able to put something back to the system that would also positively impact on the younger ones, to put a smile on their faces”.

He said, “They divided Nigeria into six geo-political zones and sought out six top positions in Nigeria, to which each zone will go home with one position or the other. After eight years, all the positions in the North will come to the South so that the issue of the majority perpetually getting the goodies and the minority just being onlookers will be resolved. I have not seen any better system. Remember when APC first came, they said ‘we don’t believe in zoning, what nonsense, we are not going to do zoning.

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