Chief Bode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his decision to leave Nigeria for a choice location abroad should Bola Tinubu win the presidential election has not changed.
Tinubu was declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election.
Speaking during a monitored interview on Channels Television on Monday, George said it is his inalienable right to live anywhere he chooses to reside in the world.
If he is dissatisfied with the incoming administration of President-elect Bola Tinubu, he can relocate to Nigeria’s West African neighbours such as Ghana, Cotonou in Benin Republic, or Lome in Togo, he said.
George, however, warned that the process is not complete yet as the conclusion of the election is still being questioned in court.
Asked on Monday whether he still nursed the thoughts of going on exile, George said, “I didn’t hide my feelings: I said if this fellow (Tinubu) becomes the President, I will lose my interest politically.
“I have the right as a Nigerian to live anywhere I want. I am also announcing publicly that I am prepared to leave partisan politics. This is my own personally conviction that they don’t have the capacity, the ability to run this nation.
“I am not a young man anymore. If I am not content with the way things are going, I have a right to travel and stay anywhere I choose to live for the rest of my life and play with my children and grandchildren.”
The PDP chieftain said he is not concerned about himself but bothered about young people. He lamented that President Muhammadu Buhari did not fulfil his promise to leave a legacy of free and fair elections, saying that the electoral umpire did not translate the results of the February 25 poll electronically as promised.
“I haven’t committed any offence that can debar me. I can go to Lome to live. I can go to go Cotonou. I can go to Ghana. I can even go to Iceland. I can go to anywhere I want. I can live anywhere with my green passport and my credibility and worthiness. “I am concerned about the younger generation,” he stated.