Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has advised the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State to send the former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, on “political retirement”.
This is contained in a statement on Wednesday by Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, titled ‘Lagos PDP must retire Bode George to make progress, urges support for BOG to win senatorial bye-election – Fayose’.
The statement quoted Fayose as speaking during the inauguration of the PDP Campaign Committee for the Lagos-East senatorial by-election on Tuesday.
While urging support for the PDP candidate in the senatorial by-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, Fayose said, “Lagos is ripe for PDP to take and we will take the state if will work hard and put our house in order.
“As I am here, I am about 60 years of age, I have grown above fighting for minister that it will get to a point and someone will say he is sacking me. I will never be such minister not to talk of contesting any post with younger ones in the party.
“It is time for young people in the party to tell elderly ones to take the back seat. I’m not against the elders, but I want them to know when to take the back seat. If they don’t, the young ones will force them. All those stories of we formed this party in 1998, eight of us sat in my sitting room to form the party, is no longer important because the younger ones too must be allowed to grow.
“I am Ayodele Fayose, you can quote me anywhere. I said you must retire Bode George if you want progress in the PDP in Lagos. You must stand firm and fight for your right.
“As an elder, he is supposed to stay at home and be giving blessing to his children aspiring to grow not to be contending positions with them.”