No Way! – Obasanjo Tells PDP Delegation That Visited To Beg Him To Return To Party

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has told a delegation of the Peoples Democratic Party that visited him on Saturday, January 22, 2022 to perish any thought of having him return to the party.

The 84-year old ever blunt and brutal elder statesman dropped the bombshell when the PDP delegation led by the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, four former governors, and some members of the party’s National Working Committee visited him at home in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Among those that made the Abeokuta trip were PDP Vice-Presidential candidate in the 2019 election and former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi as well as former Governors Sule Lamido (of Jigawa), Olusegun Mimiko (of Ondo), Liyel Imoke (of Cross River) and Donald Duke (also of Cross River).

Equally part of the delegation were the Deputy National Chairman of PDP (South), Taofeek Arapaja, and other party stalwarts.

Said Obasanjo to the delegation, “I’m no longer in partisan politics and there is nothing that can bring back. Anybody who wants my advice, I will always be there in the best interest of Nigeria.

“Whatever I do in my own life… because I became president on the platform of PDP, PDP will continue to be part of my life. Since the day I tore my PDP card, that was the day I ceased to be a member of PDP. That day I vowed not to be a member of any political party.

“I will continue to be a statesman.”

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo first served as Nigeria’s Head of State between 1976 and 1979. This was after the bloody coup that claimed the life of his immediate boss, General Murtala Mohammed. In an unprecedented move, he returned again from 1999 to 2007 as a democratically elected President, and on the platform of the PDP.

Angrily, and after falling out with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan whom he helped instal, he publicly tore his membership card and vowed never to have anything to do with partisan politics again. But rather avail all those that visit him of his advice, geared towards making the country better.

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