Speaking on Tuesday 22nd August, Bode George said:
“Our party has lost its soul. Our party has lost the fundamental defining logic of its existence, stripped of all the higher values of old like Justice, fairness and equity.
“It has now become a party led by ethically challenged and crude conspirators who openly and blatantly distort the democratic processes to sabotage the will of the people and perpetuate themselves in power.
“We had thought that the crisis provoked by the issue of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff would be finally laid to a rest after the conclusion of August 17th National Convention in Port Harcourt.
“We couldn’t be more wrong. Even as millions of well meaning party men and women were planning meticulously to restore our party to the part of decency and the part of probity and restorative sanity, a desperate gang of men had other ideas.
“These two men (Wike and Fayose) have somehow assumed some reckless proprietary claim and dubious hold upon the jugular of our party.
“Wike and Fayose have become so powerful and heedless, blinded by narrow provincialism, swept aimlessly on the creed of greed, hurried along the straight path to inevitable perdition.
“They are the strutting gods of the hour who are disdainful of any guidance, who deride any counsel, who mock every advice with a sneer.
“They want to control every gesture and every nuance in our party. If possible, they want to impose their puppet candidates in all available offices if we are not vigilant enough.”