Saturday, 20 August 2016 03:47

PDP Crisis: Obasanjo Writes Party’s Obituary, Speaks on Buhari Rule

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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, said on Friday, August 19 that he will never return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Nation reports that Obasanjo spoke to journalists in Jalingo, Taraba, while assessing some projects initiated by his administration in the state. The ex- President terminated his membership of PDP in February last year.

Speaking on the lingering crisis in the party which now has two national chairmen, Obasanjo said he had already bade PDP good night and cannot return to say good evening. “In the part of the country where I come from, there is a saying that you cannot say ‘good night’ and come back to say ‘good evening’ in the same place. “So for me, it is good night for the Peoples Democratic Party and that’s all,” he said. He expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari will surmount the present challenges confronting the country. “So far Buhari has not disappointed us. I trust him (Buhari), he will not fail Nigerians. I know he will overcome the challenges the country is currently facing,” the ex-President added. He also urged the President to complete the hydroelectric project on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba.

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