Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bode George, has lampooned embattled former governorship aspirant of the party, Musiliu Obanikoro, over his incessant attacks on him. Obanikoro has been bitter over the outcomes of the governorship aspirant of the PDP, which produced Georges favoured candidate, Jimi Agbaje.
George, who said he “has refrained from engaging Senator Musiliu Obanikoro despite his gross and alarmist provocations,” suggested the latter was suffering from “vindictive madness.”
“I have deliberately remained distant and quiet, ignoring the stark obscenities of a desperate and obsessed man who is apparently incapable of absorbing the reality of his defeat by a well-bred and better man,” George said.
He added that “For Obanikoro to claim in sheer ludicrousness that I, even remotely, identify with any intimations of violence is utter lunacy and blind, vindictive madness.
“Surely, Obanikoro is possessed and obsessed. He needs immediate psychiatric treatment. He is a desperate sinking man, grasping and thrashing in self inflicted chasm.
“ What is the pedigree of this young man who has abandoned the typical African deference to Elders? We know who sprung from violence and banditry.
We know whose antecedents reek in noisome, vagrant, untidy ruffianism.”
George counselled Obanikoro that “Politics is not a do or die affair. No civilized person with impeccable pedigree will seek a tacky refuge in destruction and ruin simply because he has lost in a free and fair contest.”
To George, “Obanikoro should go quietly into that good night if he means well for Lagos. Enough of his desperate tantrums.’’