Chief Olabode George, leader Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state has said former Minister of State for Defence, Senator
Obanikoro is a “desperate, sinking man” in need of psychiatric help.
a statement issued by the PDP chieftain on Thursday he said Obanikoro
has been unable to take his defeat at the governorship primary by Jimi
Agbaje in good strides, instead he has gone about spreading obscenities
about him and the party.
It would be recalled that Obanikoro had
accused George of working with Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe to manipulate
the Lagos State governorship primaries. He also described the primary a
‘sham’ after the total number of votes cast, 863, was higher than the
total number of accredited delegates, 806.
He also accused George
of bringing armed thugs to the venue of the convention, who scared away
his supporters and delegates. Above all, he said the number of votes
announced at the end of the primary election was at variance with the
But in response to Obanikoro’s actions and
statement, George said: “One has refrained from engaging Senator Musiliu
Obanikoro despite his gross and alarmist provocations. I have
deliberately remained distant and quiet, ignoring the stark obscenities
of a desperate and obsessed man who is apparently incapable of absorbing
the reality of his defeat by a well-bred and better man.
Obanikoro to claim in sheer ludicrousness that I, even remotely,
identify with any intimations of violence is utter lunacy and blind,
vindictive madness. Surely, Obanikoro is possessed and obsessed. He
needs immediate psychiatric treatment. He is a desperate sinking man,
grasping and thrashing in self inflicted chasm.
“What is the
pedigree of this young man who has abandoned the typical African
deference to Elders? We know who sprung from violence and banditry. We
know whose antecedents reek in noisome, vagrant, untidy ruffianism.
is not a do or die affair. No civilized person with impeccable pedigree
will seek a tacky refuge in destruction and ruin simply because he has
lost in a free and fair contest. Obanikoro should go quietly into that
good night if he means well for Lagos.
“Enough of his desperate
tantrums and lunacy. Lagos has moved on, far beyond the primitive
wretchedness of little, ill-bred hooligans,” the statement read.
has since taken his case to a Federal High court in Abuja. The court
has asked PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission to
appear before it on 23 of December.