As much as it respects Obasanjo’s decision, his absence will not have a negative impact on the party, party said so.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emphatically said it can thrive without the presence of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who recently vowed never to return to the party.
The party said as much as it respects Obasanjo’s decision, his absence will not have a negative impact on the party.
While speaking to news men after closed doors meeting held with the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta on Tuesday, October 17 where he affirmed.
Former President Obasanjo said he told Makarfi that he is no longer interested in joining the party. He is not ready to go back to his vomit. OBJ said he is through with partisan politics. He said Nigeria is his passion until death and he will involve only with issues concerning the good of Nigerians.
This is what OBJ told press men, “So, the chairman has come to greet me and I greet am, and now that we have greeted ourselves, the chairman will be going, you gentlemen and ladies of the press, you can now go, leave the chairman alone.”
In response to the statement, the spokesperson for the PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said” this party is bigger than any individual; they will not force Obasanjo to return to their fold.”
He has said it before “I will not return to the party”. We will not force him because he has the right to hold his opinion but PDP will not DIE but thrive.
The party fixed December 9, 2017, for its elective convention as six candidates from the South-West geopolitical zone battle for the PDP National Chairmanship position.