Atiku campaign official asks PDP to expel Bode George

Adetokunbo Pearse, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Committee member for Atiku Abubakar, has urged the party to expel Bode George.

The chieftain accused the former Deputy National Chairman of anti-party activities.

Pearse made this call at a news conference on Wednesday at the PDP secretariat in Lagos.

His comments followed George’s meeting with five governors led by Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike.

Wike, colleagues and other aggrieved stalwarts announced the formation of Integrity Group on Sunday.

They reiterated their demand that National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu should resign for a Southerner to succeed him since Atiku hails from the North.

Pearse said the expulsion of George from the party would give PDP a fair chance of victory in Lagos in 2023.

He noted that members, including the ward chairmen, insist George leaves the party “for it to survive and win the election”.

“This is the voice of the people and these ward chairmen are the vehicle to the voices of our members.

“We are appealing to the party leadership to send a notice of expulsion of membership to Chief Olabode George”, NAN quoted him saying.