Elder statesman and former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has denied rift with the party governorship candidate in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje.
He said; “I admit that we had differences in the past on certain political issues, but we had since risen above that and made up. I have since forgotten whatever happened between the two of us as an elder in the party and in the interest of PDP.”
“Agbaje and his running mate, Mrs Haleemat Busari, have visited me at my residence where I particularly advised Busari on how to navigate the murky waters of politics successfully.”
“There is no rift between Agbaje and me. All that happened in the past is gone. The Yorubas say if you continue to nurse grudges with people, you will not have anybody to call your friend. The issues of the past belong to the past, there is no rift between us.”
“Let us dismantle the politics of hate and bitterness which diminish all of us. Let us remove the ogre of sectarian malice that distorts out humanity. All our ethnic constituents are naturally peace-loving, caring and willing to live among themselves in harmony. Let the leaders demonstrate genuine, unbiased and unprejudiced leadership.”
“We have remained as a nation for 104 years now. That itself is a great achievement. Let us now build further on the path of progression and Pacific relationship. Let us continue to condemn and stamp out the primitive ideology of hatred and division.”