George, who is a former National Vice-Chairman (South) of the PDP, in an interview on Arise TV in Abuja, conducted by Dr Reuben Abati, former spokesman of President Goodluck Jonathan described INEC’s claim of not using server for the election as a disgrace and not heard of in the 21st century technology age.
“In 21st century that we don’t have server is a disgrace. Results should be transmitted in a way that it is not open to manipulation.”
The PDP chieftain admitted that his party’s 2015 electoral loss is a thunderbolt of magnitude, saying: “in the 2015 elections, we were hit by a thunderbolt; it takes time to come back.”
He said that it was unbelievable that the ruling party for 16 years could be upstaged by the then opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
George said however, that PDP is re-strategizing for the future, saying: “we are almost settling down. We are waiting for the verdict of the Presidential Election Tribunal.
“Win or lose, we are waiting for the end of the judicial process but we believe we won the election.
“Waiting is not a sign of weakness. We went to court instead of taking laws into our hands. After the judgment we will do a post-mortem analysis.”
Olabode George, who is former military governor of Ondo State, restated his call on President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he described as his “oga’’ (senior in the military) to urgently convene a national dialogue to discuss the situation and proffer solutions.
“Insecurity in the country is a tragedy; everybody is on the edge. The summit will be like a feedback for the President, who should also participate in the summit.
“What is going on? What are we doing to ourselves? Nigeria is built on camaraderie of the various ethnic groups that have been living peacefully for years. Something must be done urgently.”