A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, on Thursday, advised ex-Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, to withdraw his controversial book, ‘My Participation’.
George at a press warned Akande not to put himself in trouble because of the 2023 presidential ambition of APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The PDP leader described Akande’s book as malicious and offensive to Yoruba elders.
He added that was “shameful” and “disappointing”, stressing that Akande must publicly apologise to Yoruba elders.
According to George, “Akande must apologise openly to Yoruba elders. The attitude that he displayed is not acceptable in a civilised society. Is it his legacy to dishonour Yoruba elders?
“At his age, Akande should not set his house on fire because of Tinubu’s ambition. I felt very bad as a Yoruba man and as a Nigerian. He was maligned Yoruba elders and highly respectable people in the country. He was busy giving kudos to Bola Tinubu. Baba Akande is from Osun State and Tinubu is the only man that he could single out to praise.
“From the reaction to his book, you must have heard what Baba Adebanjo said. How are we going to be regarded by others? Is that the right thing to do? Baba Akande should withdraw the book that he has authored. It is very shameful. He is older than me and I don’t expect an elderly person to behave in that manner. He must apologise to those he has offended.”