PDP Chair: Why Bode George will not step down for Gbenga Daniel, others – Ebenezer Babatope Reveals

Ahead of the upcoming Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National convention, former Minister of Transport and Chieftain of the party, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has said ex- National Vice-Chairman of the party, South, Olabode George, would not step down for anybody.

Babatope, who stated this while addressing the Media  in Lagos, maintained that Bode George remains the best candidate for the party’s National Chairman.
The former Minister faulted the call by a group within the party that George should step down for a younger candidate ahead of the convention.
A group within the PDP known as “Renaissance,’’ had recently endorsed former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, for the party’s chairmanship position.
Reacting to the endorsement, Babatope said George has the experience, maturity and passion, more than anything else was required to reposition the party so will not step down.
He said, “How can anyone say George should step down for a more youthful candidate? No, that is wrong, George will never step down for anybody.
“What the party needs at this point in time is someone with maturity, experience and passion to reposition the party and return it to winning ways.
“I can tell you that Chief Bode George is an embodiment of all that. He is experienced, tested and trusted. He is a stickler to the philosophies of the party and he will deliver.
“You see, the elders can’t be governors but they give directions to the youths based on their experience.

“The issue of youthfulness does not come in here; George is the best to lead the party,’’ he said.