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PDP begs Obasanjo to return to party

09 August 2016, 12:27

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has once again appealed to former President Olusegun Obasanjo to return to the party, reports Thisday.

The Chairman of the party's Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, who made the charge on Monday also called on all those predicting doom for the party to have a rethink and come to join the party to rebuild and reposition it ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Jibrin made the call against the backdrop of last weekend’s outburst by Obasanjo that the PDP was gasping for breath.

Obasanjo was reported to have attended a meeting of the PDP in Abuja on Friday.

Also read: Obasanjo denies attending PDP meeting

The former President in his response to the report denied attending any event convened by the party, reports News 24.

His words: “Those who know me, know that I have publicly announced my quitting partisan politics and those who will believe the purported story will believe anybody who tells him that his or her mother is not a woman.

“If I quit a party when it was alive and seemingly united, how could I go back to a now divided, factionalised party gasping for breath?”

But, Jubrin in a veiled reference to Obasanjo’s dismissal of his former party,  said contrary to insinuations by some persons, PDP was not by any means gasping for breath, but alive and kicking.

He said such assertion existed only in the imagination of those making it.

He, however, urged the former President and others to who left the party to return and join hands to rebuild the party.

Jibrin said the party would gladly receive Obasanjo back into its fold.

- News 24


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