A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, has said that time would determine whether he would run for the 2023 Presidential election, or not.
George spoke in Lagos, when he received some youths on a solidarity visit.
He stated that some coalitions groups and individuals have recently approached him to contest for the 2023 Presidential election, but he noted that he is still keeping his card to his chest.
George, who just returned to the country from the United Kingdom, UK, said that pressure is being mounted on him to run in 2023, but added that, he is more fixated on how to stabilise and unite Nigeria at this point.
His words: “Yes, people mooted that idea of Presidential or no Presidential, but I keep my card to my chest.
“People mooted it; initially we played and laughed over it, but you see 2023 is a long haul from now, and if people are wishing you well and are showing such good things to you, you do not deflect it, but time will tell.”
While stating that the primary concern of all Nigerians at this point, is how to rebuild the broken walls of the country, George said that he possesses the requisite knowledge and experience that he can share, to make the nation better.
The former Military Governor of Ondo State said: “We know there are Managers now. Our major concern should be what role they are playing. How well are they managing the resources of the country?
“Yes, 2023 is still a long time from now, that is about three years from now. Who knows who would even be alive by then? So, let us do the needful first, and stabilise the platform on which you are going to move.
“So, I want to thank those who have mooted the idea of the Presidency, and those who have spoken about it, but it is not tomorrow, it is not next week. It is not next month. For me, I am more concerned now with the image of the country. If you see the image of our nation. I asked a simple question, where is that giant of Africa? You know that was our nickname before.
“That is why I said everybody, in every corner, cool your temper. Hunger has no tribal marks, hunger does not wear religious caps, and it is all over the country. If the platform is wobbling, a little wind can blow it up. We must not pray for that.”