2027: Northerner Can’t Be Presidential Candidate, Bode George Moves Against Atiku

Former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has kicked against the idea of a northern candidate for the party in 2027.

He said the main opposition party could not field a northerner as its presidential candidate.

George said this while addressing journalists in Lagos on Monday.

He went on to allege that the ambition of former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, was responsible for the party’s poor outing in the 2023 presidential election.

“I don’t really understand the rhetoric in some quarters these days that a member of the party from the north is strategising or plotting to return as the presidential candidate of our party in 2027.

“A northerner cannot be the presidential candidate of our party in 2027, pure and simple. The earlier some members pushing this agenda know this truth, the better for our collective sanity.

“To think of a northerner as our saviour in 2027 is a joke taken too far.

“I cried loudly before the last general election that we cannot shut out the South from our strategy and hope to win. Two northerners emerged as our presidential candidate and national chairman. We all saw the outcome.”