Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said he will cease to be a Nigerian if Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), becomes president.
There have been reports that Tinubu is nursing the ambition to run for the office of the president in 2023, though he has not publicly declared interest.
Many of his supporters have also urged him to run for the number one office in the country.
George, who spoke on Arise Television programme on Friday, asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Tinubu’s alleged involvement with tax firm, Alpha Beta Consulting.
“I’ve talked about it and I’m still saying publicly that the EFCC should go urgently and investigate Alpha Beta Company owned by him.
“Let me say it in very clear language, to me it’s an insult to de-civilise the people of this country who are committed to national development that the likes of him want to run this country.
“We must make sure that they investigate him. He’s junketing all over the place—an insult to the civilised minds who work so hard in this country. If, by whatever yardstick, he becomes the head of state, I will cease to be a Nigerian and I’m not joking.”
While speaking on the security situation in the country, the PDP chieftain described it as “very heart-wrenching,” urging religious leaders to preach morality to youths.
“Our religious leaders must come out and talk, let us teach our kids the moral standards required in a civilised environment. What happened to the civics that we learnt when we were young?” he said.