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Obasanjo bids PDP goodnight

20 August 2016, 11:33

Jalingo - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday said he has bid goodnight to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which he was a founding member.

Obasanjo said that the recent crisis in the party has shown that the party’s era had come to an end.

Obasanjo disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists in Jalingo, the Capital City of Taraba, during a tour of some projects in the state.

When asked to comment on the ongoing crisis in his former party, the PDP, Mr. Obasanjo simply said “in the part of the country where I come from, there is a saying that you cannot say ‘good night’ and come to say ‘good evening’ in the same place.

“So for me, it is good night for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and that’s all,” he said.

Obasanjo. who was one time Chairman, Board of Trustees of the party, had torn his membership certificate before the 2015 election denouncing the party in its entirety.

Recently when a picture and story went out in the media that he was at a PDP event at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, he also made it very clear that he was done with the party and with partisan politics.

Also read: PHOTO: Drama as Obasanjo shows up at PDP convention committee inauguration.

Some news reports had gone ahead with speculations that the former president was making political realignment for 2019 elections



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