I’ve no plans to return to PDP, says Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has shrugged off suggestions that he returns to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the platform he dumped after leaving office as a two-term President.
Chief Obasanjo made the statement after meeting behind closed door with the party’s National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi.

Makarfi had led a delegation of party stalwart to former president at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday.
Senator Makarfi, at the meeting, reportedly pleaded with Obasanjo to come back to the party but the former president refused.

According to Obasanjo: “I have told the chairman that I was in PDP before but not now. God forbid, when a dog vomits, it will go back to eat its vomit, no,” he said. “I have said no partisan politics for me again and not partisan politics, but Nigeria is my passion until death do us part and anything that concerns Nigeria; the good of Nigeria, you will see my involvement.

“So, the chairman has come to greet me and he will be going. You gentlemen and ladies of the press, you can now go, leave the chairman alone.

“I have said that publicly before and I will say it again, for our democracy to thrive and continue to be strong, we need strong party in government and strong party in the opposition.”

Obasanjo had in 2015, publicly shredded his PDP membership card after declaring that he is no longer part of it.

Obasanjo also reportedly told Makarfi that he will not participate in any active politics again, but must always support any act towards the continued sustenance of Nigeria’s unity.

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