Abuja - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the People's Democratic Party (PDP) a dying party according to Independent.
The former chairman of the party's board of trustees made the statement during the visit of the factional chairman of the PDP, Ali-Modu Sheriff to his Abeokuta residence on Saturday.
He said, “Today, PDP cannot claim to be a strong party in opposition. I don’t know if APC can claim, at the national level, to be a strong party in government, either. Now that is part of the misfortune of this country today.
“I have said to my brother that I wish him well with the dying baby they have put on his laps because PDP is comatose and he was, of course, not in PDP, he has never been in PDP until now.
“When I was in PDP, I tried and encouraged him to come and join PDP, but he did not come, but the PDP they have given him now is a dying PDP, a dying baby, it needs to be in intensive care, otherwise, he will just be an undertaker.”
Obasanjo, to the surprise of PDP members and journalists, had last month shown up at the Yar’Adua Centre venue of the party’s Convention Committee inauguration according to News24.
Interestingly, leaders of the PDP rushed to pay homage to the former President when he was sighted at the venue.
It would be recalled that Obasanjo torn into shreds his People's Democratic Party membership card.
He said his decision to dump the party was because he had been accused of anti-party activities after critically speaking against President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
- News 24