Chief Bode George a chieftain of Nigeria’s ruling Political party, the Peoples Democratic Party, who was sentenced to two years in jail for corrupt charges, had been released amidst fanfare. George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP was released today 26 February 2011 from the Kirikiri maximum prison where he had served his jail term.
A mammoth crowd made up of supporters, family members and well wishers came to welcome him from the prison in celebration. The crowd who sang praises of the politician said, they knew all along that the jail term handed over to Bode George was highly political, pointing fingers at a major opposition party.
Bode George was driven straight to the Church of Christ Cathedral in a convoy of cars amidst praises that he is indeed a great leader who has contributed so much to the lives of many people.
There was a short service at the cathedral located in Marina on Lagos, Island. Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was there to receive his friend and also share in the joy of his release. Others in include Ogun state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Ayo Fayose, a senatorial aspirant and former governor of Ekiti State, Mrs. Modinot Adedibu was also there among others.
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