Thursday 14 May 2015

Gen. Obasanjo rejects PDP’s plea tohelp rebuild PDP

Sources close Obasanjo reportedly overhead
him recently telling one of the PDP chieftains
on the telephone that party politics is over
for him.
It has emerged that some People’s
Democratic Party (PDP) leaders have
repeatedly begged the former president
Olusegun Obasanjo to help salvage the party,
which the Senate President, David mark
described as ‘dying.’

According to Premium Times, Obasanjo
refused the party’s plea for him to return
and help rebuild it ahead of future elections.
In February 2015, the former president
publicly renounced his PDP membership at a
forum in Abeokuta, Ogun state and directed
that his membership card be torn right at the
Report says those mounting pressure on
Obasanjo to return to the party include
serving governors and lawmakers. They are
said to be making the pleas through visits
and via the telephone.
Sources close Obasanjo reportedly overhead
him recently telling one of the PDP chieftains
on the telephone that party politics is over
for him.
“I’m done with party politics here on earth
and in heaven. Period,” the former PDP
Board of trustees member was quoted to
have said.
Speaking in a telephone interview with
Premium Times, Obasanjo confirmed that he
has been pressured to return to the PDP,
stating he will never.
He said, “I’m not ready to discuss partisan
politics because I’m done with it. I agree that
Nigeria needs a strong and viable opposition
and I will continue to encourage that. I will
continue to do that even without belonging
to a political party. I have moved beyond
party politics.”
Following the March 28 presidential election
where President Goodluck Jonathan lost to
rtd. General Muhammadu Buhari of the All
Progressives Congress, the PDP has suffered
internal crisis.
In the past weeks, PDP leadership has been
shaky, with some of its members demanding
the party’s National Chairman Adamu
Mua’zu and other executive members to
They were accused of working against
the party during the elections.

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