In a surprising turn of events ahead of tomorrow’s national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), party chieftain, Chief Bode George, who is one of the nine contenders for the party’s Chairmanship seat, has withdrawn from the race.
George, who is a member of the party’s Board of Trustees, and had been cleared by the Osagie Ize-Iyamu-led screening committee, reportedly announced his withdrawal from the race during a conference in Abuja on Friday.
While the exact reasons for his withdrawal from the race are not immediately clear, the party stalwart had previously flayed the party’s leadership for not micro-zoning the office of national chairman to the South-West.
The news will come as a shock to many particularly as a group within the PDP, the Yoruba Youth Vanguard, had earlier appealed to Prof. Tunde Adeniran and other Yoruba aspirants contesting the party’s national chairmanship to step down for the former Deputy National Chairman of the party.
The Eagle Square venue of the two-day elective convention was on Friday splattered with posters of aspirants for the various party positions to be contested during the exercise.
Details to follow…