Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again mourned the fate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the party he once led, has today lost its “soul.”
According to The Nation, Obasanjo who stated this shortly after receiving the factional National leader of PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff at his residence on Presidential Hill top Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Saturday, also said that those that occasioned the comatose state of the party are going about “unperturbed.”
The former Chairman, Board of Trustees of PDP who was also a two term President of Nigeria on the ticket of the party, sympathized with Sheriff, saying he was “carrying a dying baby” on his “laps.”
The ex – President who reiterated that he was has left partisan politic said that “PDP should be in an intensive care unit” for proper attention lest the factional National leader “becomes its undertaker.”
According to Obasanjo, one pall of misfortunes that have all also fallen on the nation’s politics and democracy is that neither PDP is a strong opposition nor is the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a strong party in government.
Obasanjo said: “as they all want to say now, ‘well, you were once the father of PDP’, I was once the leader, for eight years, I was the leader of PDP but the PDP that I was the leader of is not the PDP of today.
“The PDP of today, if you can talk of a party again as PDP, its soul has been taken out of it and those who allowed that to happen are unfortunately either in the country or out of the country unperturbed about the fate of the party and indeed the fate of the country.
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