A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has indicated interest to be Nigeria’s president come 2023.
Though the Lagos PDP chieftain is yet to formally announce his intention, some of his supporters and close aides have started mobilising for him.
To this end, a group known as the Pathfinder Consortium has emerged on Thursday to champion the ambition of George led by Prince Uthman Shodipe-Dosumu, a Special Adviser to Bode George, as the Director-General.
The PDP also hinted recently it was shopping for a consensus candidate to fly the party’s flag in 2023.
In Lagos, several groups and stakeholders have started clamouring for the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the 2023 Presidency.
Shodipe-Dosunmu in a statement yesterday tagged: “2023: The Pathfinder is coming”, said a “pathfinder” who is believed to be Chief Bode George “is already warming up.” The statement read: “The big game is afoot. The Grandmasters are now at the chessboard.
We will engage, inform without derogatory withdrawal. “We will challenge, debate, instruct without angry, expletive crudity. We will sustain and affirm in deliberate Churchillian supremacy.
“Pretenders and the perennial time-servers shall disappear from the fray. Only the robust and the lucid patriotic band shall endure.
“And the dark, disruptive uncertainties shall cease, giving way to a renewal and a rebirth of democratic contention. Soon, very soon, we will unveil the Big Masquerade.”