Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has taunted Olabode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for saying he would flee if the APC wins the 2015 election.
Tinubu said it was the personal decision of George to choose if he wants to stay or not.
“He can decide to go now if he wants. Who cares?” he said.
George had earlier said Tinubu would see him as a target should the APC come to power.
“If Bola Tinubu finds his way into national government, I will go on exile,” he told Punch back in February.
“He hasn’t the temerity and the calmness of mind. They don’t even know what to do in power. Because the vice-president is his boy, he will just order that Bode George should be picked up.”
However, in another interview he granted after the result of the election had been announced, George said he was serious about the decision to flee.
“What will I be doing here? I can decide to go and live anywhere. Look at everyone surrounding him (Buhari),” he said.
”So, I am not joking about it, what will I be doing here? At 70, what will I be doing here? All we have been doing to restructure the country has been lost. We have been trying to ensure balance in the polity but all that has gone. What else will I be doing here?”
Tinubu asked him to relocate to Rivers or Bayelsa if he wishes to.
“He had relocated temporarily before and came back. So it is not a new thing,” Tinubu said.
“If he decided to relocate again, to where? It might be to Bayelsa, it might be to Rivers. It might be to anywhere. he has the freedom to live anywhere he wants. What’s my bother? I’m here. So me, too, I can relocate now.”