Bode George: Tinubu’s Start as President Better Than His Lagos Day
This report highlights a statement made by Bode George, a prominent political figure, regarding the political career of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. George expressed his opinion that Tinubu’s early days as President were more favorable compared to his tenure in Lagos between May 1999 and May 2007.
Bode George, a respected voice in Nigerian politics and a solid PDP member, recently shared his perspective on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s political journey. According to George, Tinubu’s initial experiences as President were characterized by greater success and achievements compared to his time as the Governor of Lagos.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the present Nigeria President and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has a significant political track record. Bode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), made noteworthy remarks regarding Tinubu’s political trajectory. George emphasized that Tinubu’s performance during his start as President surpassed his accomplishments during his tenure as the Governor of Lagos.
“The major difference between Bola and I is his methodology, his managerial style, is unlike me. I have a background in the military and I am a logistician in the military. You don’t carry your men to war without adequately doing your serious planning, intelligence gathering,” the PDP chieftain said.
Asked of his assessment of the Tinubu’s administration in the last three weeks since the President assumed office on May 29, 2023, George said, “It is not a 100-metre race. He (Tinubu) is to manage his people and to manage the resources of this country for the betterment of this country. He is just starting off.”
He, however, expressed confidence that his party and its candidate in the February 25 poll, Atiku Abubakar would emerge victorious at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.
“Let’s wait for the outcome of the judiciary. The process is not over. The day the process is over and the court pronounce him as the President, we have no way to fight but to pray for Nigeria,” he said.
Bode George’s observation raises important questions about the dynamics of Tinubu’s political career and his effectiveness in different leadership roles. It prompts a closer examination of Tinubu’s achievements and challenges in Lagos compared to his performance at the national level. These insights provide valuable context for evaluating Tinubu’s potential as a presidential candidate and his ability to navigate complex political landscapes.
Bode George’s statement regarding Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s start as President being superior to his time as Governor of Lagos underscores the nuances of Tinubu’s political journey. It invites further analysis and discussion on Tinubu’s leadership capabilities, highlighting the variations in his performance across different political positions. The contrasting periods in Tinubu’s career raise pertinent considerations as Nigeria’s political landscape continues to evolve, and the nation prepares for future leadership transitions.