Wednesday, November 29

Withdraw book, don’t put your house on fire. Bode George tells Akan

Chief Bode George, the former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, has asked Chief Bisi Akande, the former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, to retract his book, ‘My Participation.’

In a press conference document obtained by our correspondent on Thursday, George warned Akande about causing trouble for himself because of APC national leader Bola Tinubu’s political ambitions.

The book written by Akande, according to the PDP leader, is nasty and disrespectful to Yoruba elders.

George called the book “shameful” and “disappointing,” and said Akande should publicly apologize to Yoruba elders.

“Akande must openly apologize to Yoruba elders,” he stated. In a civilized society, his attitude is unacceptably arrogant. Is it in his blood to defame Yoruba elders?

“Akande should not set fire to his house because of Tinubu’s desire at his age.” As a Yoruba man and a Nigerian, I felt terrible. Yoruba elders and highly respected persons in the country slandered him. He was busy congratulating Bola Tinubu. Baba Akande hails from the state of Osun, and Tinubu is the only person he can praise.

“You must have heard what Baba Adebanjo said based on the response to his book.” How do we want to be perceived by others? Is that the proper course of action? Baba Akande should rescind the book that he wrote. It’s a complete embarrassment. He’s older than I am, and I wouldn’t expect an elderly person to act like that. He owes it to those he has insulted to apologize.”