That former president Olusegun Obasanjo is no more a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is not news. The former head of state had renounced the party that got him into power twice in February
2015, and had torn his membership card public to confirm his decision.
However, there are speculations that he might return to the party as he had a closed-door meeting of about 2 hours with the Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.
Meanwhile, he has debunked the insinuations of him returning to the party while speaking with newsmen after the meeting stating that he would never return to the PDP, just like a dog would never return to Its vomit.
encomium.ng brings you three reasons why former President Olusegun Obasanjo would never return to PDP:
- He already said he was done with partisan politics. The former the president had stated that he didn’t dump PDP to join another party, he was just done with partisan politics.
- He had also revealed in 2015 that his exit from the PDP has freed him to comment on national issues as he wishes. Going back to the party might just restrict him from doing this and he wouldn’t want his hands ‘tied’ anymore.
- In three tweets, back in 2015 after he had torn his membership card publicly, he had these comments to explain his decision to leave the party for good: “I’d rather sacrifice my political party or the interest of Nigeria than sacrifice my country for a political party led by a drug baron.
“I’d rather tear the PDP membership card than sit down and let Jonathan uses PDP and corruption to tear my beloved country apart.
“I have a national and international standard to maintain. For this reason, I’d rather stand alone than be in the same political party with Kashamu.”
With the likes of the above mentioned in the Tweets still very active in the party, the former president would never want to return to the party.
– Azeezat Kareem