I’m not seeking appointment in Tinubu’s government – Olabode George


A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party and former military governor of Ondo State in the 80s, Olabode George, has described as sheer fallacy and bundle of untruth the rumour renting the air that he has accepted a political job under President Bola Tinubu.

The statesman and Lagos State key stakeholder said that he’s too old to engage in any full time work, let alone apply for one from another political party.

“Whoever is behind such a story that I have accepted a job from the Federal Government is being clever by half and economical with the truth.

“After nearly eight decades on mother earth, I should be allowed to enjoy my role as a patriot and advisor on good governance. Nobody should bandy my name to earn cheap popularity in the Press,” the Lagos born retired Naval Officer emphasized.

According to the former military governor of old Ondo State under ex-military President Ibrahim Babangida, between 1986 and 1991, “my prayer is for greater benefit for the greater majority of Nigerians. I hate to see my fellow countrymen and women suffer. Welfare and security of the citizenry should be the top priority of any government.”

On the fence- mending effort by a group, to cement the relationship between him and President Tinubu, he said: “I appreciate the brains behind the ongoing parley. But for the record, there’s nothing personal between him and I. Our differences are basically hinged on principles, which we are both entitled to. I wish him and all Nigerians well. Meanwhile, I am not available for any job, and those pushing for one for me, should count me out of their desire.”