By Anthony Ogbonna
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that God forbids he ever returns to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP after dumping PDP.
Chief Obasanjo made the statement after a closed-door meeting with the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi who led a delegation of PDP members to the chief at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Tuesday.
Senator Makarfi in the meeting, reportedly, pleaded with Chief 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.”
Recall that Chief Obasanjo, in 2015, publicly tore his PDP membership card after declaring that he is no longer part of it. Chief Obasanjo also told Senator Makarfi that he will not participate in any active politcs again but must always support any act towards the continued sustenance of Nigeria’s unity.