- Ex-president of Nigeria, and former Chairman of Trustee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olusegun Obasanjo has declared PDP dead
- He also prayed for Nigeria's fortune not to 'sink' like PDP
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has prayed for Nigeria's fortune not to 'sink' like his former political party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Obasanjo made this statement on Friday, at an event 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 to mark the ex-president's 80th birthday.
Daily Post reports that lamented that the party that was once in control of 30 states out of the 36 states in the country is now a shadow of itself.
He further explained that PDP met its end because of the ongoing internal war in the party.
Obasanjo said: “When all was going well, when Ahmadu Ali was the chairman of the party, we were 30 out of the 36 states.
“I brought Ahmadu Ali as the national leader of the party. But, when Ahmadu and I left, the fortune of the PDP sunk."
Obasanjo added that: “May the fortune of Nigeria never sink like that of the PDP."
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Meanwhile, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has welcomed former president Goodluck Jonathan intervention in the leadership crisis in the party, saying that he has exhibited the character of a true leader.
In a statement issued in Abuja, the national Secretary of the party, Professor Wale Oladipo said the party also welcomed the stand of the governors elected on the platform of the party supporting Jonathan’s intervention.