Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has told chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who visited him at his Abeokuta home on Saturday that he will never return to the party.
According to Obasanjo, he is no more interested in partisan politics. Since the day I tore my PDP card, that was the day I ceased to be a member of PDP, Obasanjo speaks on not returning to PDP
PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu led four former governors and members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to a meeting at the Pent House residence of the former President located within his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, noon today.
Addressing the larger gathering of the PDP stakeholders after the closed door meeting, Obasanjo admitted that having governed Nigeria twice on the PDP platform, the party would continue to be part of his history.
He said “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.”