Kamaldeen Olorunoje, acting chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos, said the loss of the last governorship and other elections in the state was caused by imposition by Bode George, a notable leader. George had been national deputy chairman of the party. The Olorunoje said, “Chief Babatunde Olorogun-Etti left, Dr. Yomi Finnih left, Chief Olorunfunmi Basorun. All these people left because of one person, Chief Bode George”, Olorunoje stated.
“We all come from Lagos Island. Olorogun-Etti is from Ward E3 while George is from E2. If as a leader you are losing people in your local government, it calls for questioning and Olorogun-Etti was in Chief George’s caucus.
“For Lagos State, his leadership has not yielded any fruit. I respect him a lot but a lot needs to be said. He must be able to embrace democracy. His attitude is due to his military training. For example, he imposes candidates on the party.
“Most of our candidates that won elections were supposed to have been replaced. Had they been replaced, we wouldn’t have won anything. Chief George even told one of them to run for councillorship. That person is a member of the House of Representatives today”
Olorunoje said the six House of Representatives seats and eight House of Assembly seats the party won in the last election were due to the efforts of the candidates and a few party leaders.