Olusegun Obasanjo Ex-President rejects PDP’s plea to help rebuild party

Sources close Obasanjo reportedly overhead him
recently telling one of the PDP chieftains on the
telephone that party politics is over for him.

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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 meeting.
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 resign. They were
accused of working against the party during the
elections.

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