Abeokuta - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he is not interested in joining any political party in the country, Daily Post reports.
The former Chairman, Board of Trustees of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), who publicly tore his PDP membership card last year, said the only thing that is of concern to him is the greatness of Nigeria.
Obasanjo made the declaration not to join any party when he received members of the National Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
He said: “As for me now, I don’t belong to any political party and I will not belong to any political party. The only thing that is of concern to me is the greatness of Nigeria. But let me tell you that I am always available to you for pieces of advice just as I promise to talk to you the way I would talk to my own children.
“You should be rest assured that I will advise you honestly and sincerely. You know that I am not usually afraid to tell anyone off, you know I am not afraid to do so. Let me also advise you against drunkenness and drug. Don’t get involved in them, because most of the accidents on our roads have been traced to abuse of drug and drunkenness among drivers.
“Before the existence of your organisation, what we knew in Nigeria were taxi drivers. But because of hard economic situation in the military government days, Keke NAPEP came in. I even mandated and made provision for Keke NAPEP all over the country, because where ever we may be, we need a means of transportation.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo earlier in the week supported the decision of the Buhari administration to sell the country's national assets however warned that the sale of assets should be regulated to ensure it didn't land in the wrong hands according to News24.
Obasanjo also added that he foresaw in 2014 the current tough economic climate that Nigeria finds itself in with the country finding itself in the midst of a recession.
- News 24