Group of Concerned Lagosians (GCL) has slammed PDP chieftain, Chief Bode George over comments credited to him attacking former Minister of State for Defence Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
According to a statement on Friday signed by its Coordinator, Olayinka Sotade, “But for the need to set the records straight, engaging Chief Bode George in an exchange of words is to painfully indulge a man in desperate need of social rehabilitation after a traumatic stint in jail.
“Indeed, there is nothing unexpected about the recent tantrums by Chief Bode George targeted at Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, considering the ignoble role he played in the fraudulent outcome of the Lagos PDP gubernatorial primaries. For whatever it is worth, it is to Chief Bode George’s credit that his family name is tainted and now constitutes a generational blemish as Nigeria’s leading metaphor for gross moral deficit, lack of integrity and public dishonor.
“As Chief Bode George embarks on his feeble attempts at painting a picture of Senator Obanikoro that exists only in his perverted imagination, let someone remind him that the post-traumatic stress disorder that comes with a time in jail would take more than just an unholy alliance with a pharmacist to heal.
“It is instructive to state here that not only is Senator Obanikoro properly raised in the best of Yoruba tradition, he owes a large part of his successful public service career to a childhood and education built on godly principles and sound moral values; qualities evidently lacking in the life of the man known as Chief Bode George. Senator Obanikoro in all his life and public service career has never been accused, arrested or convicted for fraud whether at home in Nigeria or abroad. Senator Obanikoro has been happily and responsibly married for 34 years while Chief Bode George and his Man Friday, Seye Ogunlewe are known as serial wife abusers.
“As it stands today, greater optimism rests with the prospect of a pig embracing hygiene than the capacity of Chief Bode George for anything honorable.
“The whole world knows who deployed thugs with guns and ammunition to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the PDP Lagos gubernatorial primaries. The whole world knows the patron of thugs who shot at innocent Lagosians in Lagos Island during the PDP Lagos House of Assembly primaries. The whole world knows whose residence is a home and sanctuary to thugs!
“Tragically, Lagos, Nigeria and indeed the entire black race deserve better than the public ridicule known as Chief Bode George. But there is hope. To solve a societal problem like Chief Bode George, one must ponder deeply on the words of renowned French author, Francois De La Rochefoucauld; “Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.””