Pray Nigeria should not sink like PDP – Obasanjo
By Kehinde Akinyemi, Abeokuta
Former President, chief Olusegun Obasanjo has called for prayers for the NIgerian nation never to sink like the former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), declaring that the party is dead completely.
Obasanjo made this declaration at the display of 40 African traditional drums in his honour to celebrate his 80th birthday celebration and organized by the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOP), Abeokuta, on Friday.
The former chairman Board of Trustees of the acclaimed largest political party in Africa, said the party that was once in control of 30 states out of the 36 states in the country is now a shadow of itself as a result of protracted internal wrangling.
Obasanjo who was responding to the former national chairman of the party, Alh. Ahmadu Ali’s comment on their past relationships in government said their charisma in government, Ali as the national chairman ensured stability and effectiveness in the party.
According to him, “when all was going well, when Ahmadu Ali was the chairman of the party, we were 30 out of the 36 states. I brought Ahamdu Ali as the national leader of the party. But, when Ahmadu and I left, the fortune of the PDP sunk.”
However, Obasanjo alluded that may the situation which affect the party never happened to the Nigeria nation. To him, “May the fortune of Nigeria never sink like that of the PDP,” as the audience responded with a thunderous “amen”