By Chinelo Obogo
A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former military governor of old Ondo State, Chief Olabode George, has described as sheer fallacy and bundle of untruth, the reports that he has accepted a job in President Bola Tinubu-led APC’s administration.
The statesman said that he’s too old to engage in any full time work, let alone apply for one from another political party.
“Whoever is behind such a story that I have accepted a job from the Federal Government is being clever by half and economical with the truth.
“At nearly eight decades on mother earth, I should be allowed to enjoy my role as a patriot and advisor on good governance. Nobody should bandy my name to earn cheap popularity in the media.
“My prayer is for greater benefit for the greater majority of Nigerians. I hate to see my fellow countrymen and women suffer. Welfare and security of the citizenry should be the top priority of any government,” he said.
On the fence- mending effort by a Lagos group to cement the relationship between him and Tinubu, he said: “I appreciate the brains behind the ongoing parley. But for the records, there’s nothing personal between him and I. Our differences are basically hinged on principles, which we are both entitled to. I wish him and all Nigerians well. Meanwhile, I am not available for any job, and those pushing for one for me, should count old me out of their desire.”