Obasanjo Says It’s All Over For PDP

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed doubts in the ability of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to come out stronger from the current leadership crisis that is threatening to tear the party apart.

The elder statesman made this known while in a chat with journalists during a tour of some projects in Jalingo, the Taraba State Capital, over the weekend.

Obasanjo said: “In the part of the country where I come from, there is a saying that you cannot say ‘good night’ and come to say ‘good evening’ in the same place.

“So for me, it is good night for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and that’s all.”



    Obasanjo, a one-time Chairman, Board of Trustees of the PDP, had torn his membership certificate before the 2015 election, stating that he has retired from partisan politics.

    However, recently, the former president was sighted at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, venue of an event organized by the PDP, triggering rumuors that he may have returned to the party on which platform he won the presidential election for two tenures.

    But Obasanjo released a statement describing the rumuors as baseless and insisted that he was done with party politics.

    He explained that it was just mere coincidence that he also had a function to attend at the venue, that had nothing to do with PDP’s event.

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