George said the chairmanship race would be left for the members to decide the person they wanted among the candidates.
Another candidate, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, had said last week that consensus candidacy was possible, saying all the candidates had been speaking with one another.
George stated this after speaking with journalists on Saturday at the end of the meeting with the Ondo State delegates to the PDP convention scheduled for December 9.
According to him, the party is in a quagmire and needs to be repositioned
He said, “Those who could have been in fatherly positions are no longer there and if I have to judge by my own movements, they must have spent a lot of time, physically, health-wise and financially. The time is a bit too late and I’m talking very frankly about it; let the people use their conscience to think about who they want to direct their ship.
“Even in the South-West we have some people who have thrown in the towel; people don’t even know them. In Yoruba land, education has always been there, people will tell you it is my right but it is left for the people to decide.
“If I was not contesting, I would have taken it upon myself to say enough is enough; but now I’m contesting. Even the vice-chairman here has made attempt to bring everybody together but there have been a lot of excuses”
Responding on behalf of the delegates, the deputy governorship candidate of the party in the last governorship election in Ondo State, Mr. John Major, said Nigerians made a fundamental error by trusting the ruling APC with power.
Mafo expressed optimism that the opposition party would bounce back to power in 2019.
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