George said this during a chat with The PUNCH on Monday while reacting to Tinubu’s decision to inform the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of his intention to contest.
“This so-called ambition must be a huge joke. The Presidency of Nigeria is not for characters like Bola Tinubu. Look at how he mismanaged the resources of Lagos State. It is surprising that he can even dream of becoming the President of Nigeria. He is living in cuckoo land,” said George.
The former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP said Tinubu would be shocked by how things will go and how he will be double-crossed by those he is trusting.
George said the South-West had quality leaders who could produce the next President of Nigeria. He, however, said Tinubu was not one of them.
He said it would be an insult for the South-West, which is the most sophisticated region in the country, to settle for Tinubu.
George also said it was unfortunate that a hallowed ground like the Presidential Villa would be the location for Tinubu to declare his ambition.
Tinubu, who was governor of Lagos State, informed Buhari that he would want to contest in next year’s election.
The former governor lamented that he was tired of being a kingmaker and it was time to actualise his dream.
Huge Explosion Hits Bogoso, Ghana. Scores Feared Dead
Public Emergency Alert Update!
Reference to our earlier emergency public notice, the Police have taken charge of the situation providing security to enable the emergency workers including the Ghana National Fire Service, NADMO and the Ambulance Service to manage the situation.
The public has been advised to move out of the area to nearby towns for their safety while recovery efforts are underway.
An appeal is also being made to nearby towns to open up their classrooms, churches etc to accommodate surviving victims.
Meanwhile, preliminary investigation has established that a mining explosive vehicle moving from Tarkwa to Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle resulting in the explosion.
Most of the victims have been rescued and are on admission at various hospitals and clinics within the Bogoso Municipality.
Reinforcement of resources and personnel have been dispatched to the area to assist in the handling of the incident.
We continue to urge the public to remain calm as we manage the situation.
Further updates regarding the emergency evacuation of the injured will be communicated in due course.
Ghana Police Service
I have just received a briefing on the circumstances that led to an explosion in Apiate near Bogoso, in the Western Region, resulting in the loss of lives and the destruction of properties belonging to residents. It is a truly sad, unfortunate and tragic incident, and I extend, on behalf of Government, deep condolences to the families of the deceased, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.
The Police, Armed Forces and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) are co-ordinating efforts to contain the situation, and I have also instructed NADMO to see to it that rapid relief is brought to residents of the town.
Government will spare no effort to ensure a rapid return to a situation of normalcy for residents of Apiate.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Ghana’s President)
Bandits Storm Katsina Military Base, Gun Down Soldier, NSCDC Operative
A source said immediately the bandits stormed the military camp, they began to shoot sporadically.
The source said the bandits, who invaded the camp at about 10pm on Tuesday, also burnt down two patrol vehicles and drove away another one which they used to convey food items stolen from the surrounding villages.
The source added that the victims died instantly while those who sustained injuries were being treated at an undisclosed hospital in the state.
“The terrorists attacked the military base located within Government Day Secondary School Shinfida last Tuesday. They killed one soldier and one NSCDC officer on the spot and left many others injured.
“They attacked the military base on their motorcycles. Despite the efforts of the military personnel, the terrorists killed the two victims and set ablaze two patrol vehicles and drove away one with food items stolen from neighbouring villages,” the source said.
The terrorists had in September, 2021, ambushed troops of the Special Army Super Camp 4. Three military officers were killed while many others sustained injuries in the attack.
While the NSCDC confirmed the incident via its Public Relations Officer, DSC Muhammad Abdara, the Nigerian Army could not be reached for comments.