Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the party’s Reconciliation and Strategy Committee led by former Senate President, Bukola Saraki on its ongoing efforts to unite the party and return it to winning ways in future elections.
Speaking in an interview on Friday, George, the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland who hailed Saraki’s maturity in handling the assignment, said he was highly impressed with the fact that the former two-time governor of Kwara state has been speaking truth to power without mincing words on the way to go for the party to reclaim its place of pride in Nigeria’s political arena.
He said “The national reconciliation committee set up by the party headed by Dr. Bukola Saraki is doing a very wonderful job. I’m highly impressed with Saraki’s handling of the responsibility so far. He is calling a spade a spade and telling the truth to power”.
“Saraki is like an elephant in the room, saying the truth the way it should be said. When I listened to him, I was very, very impressed that he has really grown and developed. He is no longer the ‘Bukky’ that I knew when he first came to the villa. He is very matured, very intellectually sound and very deep”.
“He is now making a special name for himself and I said ‘Oh, we thank God. We are getting to be fathers now but all is not lost. If we have the younger ones like him coming up that we can handover the baton to, why not?’
“I had a one-on-one meeting with him in my office here. He never minced words when it comes to speaking the truth and I believe that is what the PDP needs at the moment” he said.