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PDP is Dead, May Nigeria not die like it – Obasanjo

by on March 4, 2017
 

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dead.

He also called for prayers for Nigeria not to sink like the former ruling party.

Obasanjo said this at the display of 40 African traditional drums in his honour to celebrate his 80th birthday celebration.

The event was organized by the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOP), Abeokuta, on Friday.

Obasanjo, who was former chairman of PDP of Trustees, lamented that the party that was once in control of 30 states out of the 36 states in the country is now a shadow of itself.

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He stated that the situation was a result of protracted internal wrangling.

His words: “When all was going well, when Ahmadu Ali was the chairman of the party, we were 30 out of the 36 states.

“I brought Ahamdu Ali as the national leader of the party. But, when Ahmadu and I left, the fortune of the PDP sunk.”

Obasanjo added that “May the fortune of Nigeria never sink like that of the PDP”.

Many of those in attendance replied with a loud “Amen”.

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  • akin sodimu
    March 4, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    It is very interesting how Chief Olusegun Obasanjo continues to try very hard to make himself relevant in Nigeria politics and in Nigeria governance. Many times Baba Obasanjo plays on the intelligence of the public, and one of the relevant questions to ask him, is whether he thinks Nigerians are fools. Obasanjo wrote a book many years back, he titled the book ‘My Command’. In the book Obasanjo portrayed himself as the best soldier during the civil war, whereas 75% of Nigerians believed it was Benjamin Adekunle, popularly known as black scorpion. During the controversial election of Awolowo and Shagari in which Obasanjo was the military head of state, he publicly made a statement two weeks to the election saying the best candidate may not win. He deceitfully aid the enthronement of Shagari as the President of Nigeria. He is now telling us that PDP is dead, when the party was dying what did he do based on his position in the party? To me, Obasanjo shifted his stand to support Buhari because, he sensed Jonathan will loose the election, and there is possibility that Buhari who is bold as a Lion might probably probe his government. 85% of Nigeria’s problems today were caused by Obasanjo. At average of 80 years, which is his assumed age, and despite my criticism of a man who told the world the truth, that he does not know his age, I sincerely wish him success (not goodluck), health and happiness in all his future endeavors.

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