BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME & DAPO AKINREFON
FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, ended his two-day working visit to Rivers State, yesterday. He reiterated that he remained a card carrying member of People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
He said it was too early for him to endorse any candidate for the 2015 presidential election.
Departing the Port Harcourt International Airport, after a tour and commissioning of projects in Rivers State, Chief Obasanjo said: “I am a card carrying member of PDP. How else do you speak English?”
When asked if he intends to support any candidate for the 2015 presidential election, he said: “That is not a question for now.”
On the Mono-rail project under construction, he commended Governor Rotimi Amaechi for the initiative, saying: “Anything that you are doing and there is no opposition, you should take a second look at it. The Ivory tower, which is a land mark monument for the French, when it was being built, some people said the man who built it should be killed. All good things must have some opposition.
That is what I told the governor on Monday, that to thyself and to thy people be true. Do not mind what the opposition says because too many people may not know what it takes and how it takes, but when they come to know, they will say well done.
“I must confess my ignorance.I did not know there was something of that magnitude, but when I saw it, I knew that the only state that can do that now with the deficit of power that we have now is Rivers State because the state generates over 700 mega watts and it can dedicate 20 mega watts to that mono rail.
There is no other state that can do that. So, that is my assessment.”