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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Obasanjo Says Sheriff May Be PDP’s undertaker

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, might be the party’s undertaker.




Obasanjo, while emerging from a meeting with Sheriff, held behind closed doors at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta, said Sheriff was nursing a party whose soul had already departed.
The meeting, which lasted more than an hour, was held after Sheriff arrived the former President’s residence in a convoy of four vehicles at 11:04.
The factional Chairman was accompanied by some aides and loyalists.
Sheriff was led by Obasanjo to one of the inner rooms immediately he arrived the compound for what they called a private visit.



Journalists were barred from covering the meeting. They were, however, called inside the building after the meeting and briefed them.
Obasanjo, who spoke first, explained that he received a call from Sheriff on Friday, requesting to have a meeting with him.


The factional Chairman has been battling some leaders of the PDP over the party’s top position.
Senator Ahmed Makarfi heads the National Caretaker Committee while Sheriff claims to be the authentic national chairman.
Sheriff’s meeting with Obasanjo is believed to be in connection with the crisis rocking the party.


The former President explained: “I think it was yesterday (Friday), He (Sheriff) called me on telephone and said ‘where are you?’ And I said I am in the country. He said ‘may I come and see you?’ I said my house is open to all Nigerians of goodwill and even non-Nigerians of goodwill. And I said, ‘you can come’.


“Let me make it absolutely clear once and again: I’ve renounced partisan politics. I don’t belong to any political party, not to talk of his own faction of PDP or any other faction”.
While sharing what they discussed at the meeting, Obasanjo said he asked Sheriff to tell him the problem in the party and he gave him the details.
The former President did not divulge what he told him, saying: “I am very, very happy to receive him.
” The soul of that party has been taken out of it. And those who allowed that to happen, unfortunately either in the country or out of the country, are unperturbed about the fate of that party and indeed the fate of the country.


“Because, for our democracy to thrive, we need a strong political party in government and strong political party in opposition. For democracy to be strong and dynamic, today’s PDP cannot claim to be a strong party in opposition. I don’t know if APC can claim, at the national level, to be a strong party in government either now, that is part of the misfortune of this country today”.
Sheriff said he visited the former President because he was looking for solution to the PDP crisis, saying the missing soul of the party might be retrieved from Obasanjo.

The factional leader, who kept interjecting into Obasanjo’s remarks, especially when the former President called him a factional leader of the party, said, “Baba, I don’t have any faction. I’m the Chairman of the PDP, Baba”.

He said: ” Well, Baba has said everything. Baba said the PDP that they gave me is a dying PDP. He built the PDP that everybody cherished. Baba, whether he’s today in politics or outside politics, he has a role in Nigeria’s nation and every one of us that is looking upon to him?, if we have a problem, we must come to him for solution.

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20 comments:

lovelace said...

Sheriff is it by force to be PDP chairman. Desperate individual.

Alabi Ganiyat said...

Their business, not mine. Next pls!

Paragon7ven. said...

This is the number one problem with Nigerian political system. They all lack political ideology. This is why politicians will keep moving from their party to join any ruling party. Republicans in America cannot join up with Democrats just because they are currently the ruling party. They don't have the same political ideology.
Obasanjo, further dragged Nigerian political system backwards by leaving PDP and joining APC. The same party that brought him to power from 1999-2007, the same party that further ruined the economy of this country.
Obasanjo, has failed as a statesman. It's clear he's only concerned about his interest than the interest of the country. All those who left PDP for APC are all shameless, they should have stayed back to form a stronger opposition party against APC. Oppositions help make a ruling party sit up. Nigerian political system is still at the lowest rung of political system ladder.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

Anonymous said...

I heard from a reliable source that Goodluck Jonathan is planning to join APC for 2019 election.

lovelace said...

Did Obj tell you he is a member or card carrying member of APC. Please read the post again.....

kowmah said...

Dying party. They should get their act together and merge with several other parties just the way APC did. We need a formidable opponent for APC come 2019

Anonymous said...

Can I hug you already!!well said

James said...

Any man that sleeps with his son's wife has no right to speak on any national issue .

Emilia Peter said...

Sherifft have bad mission in pdp,dat's y he's doing all dis things. The party dnt want him.

HOUSE OF LAWOF said...

OBJ is not a member of any political party

Anonymous said...

Please who's more desperate, the man sitting at home relaxing or the people (fayoshe and wike) who went to ask him to chair their party?

Anonymous said...

Some republicans are voting clinton because of donald trump. That's just to show you that loyalty has limits.

10 years said...

Anon 9.55, what's the hug for? Did u even read anything? What was sell said? Hmm. Paragon, When did obj decamp to apc?

Mrs T said...

Rubbish,if he is an honourable man,he would have respected himself and resigned from that seat, they asked you to chair and they don't like what you are doing ,they are collectively asking you to leave the chair.na by force ? He is just stupid goat.

Anonymous said...

Is it a do or die affair to be PDP chairman? Sherri shd go and hide. How can he go and seek advice from OBJ who has publicly denounce d party. FFK is being rty all along. Mtcheeew.

sisi eko said...

Biko help me ask this Sheriff and his mice teeth o. He keeps embarrassing himself.

The same people that invited u in the beginning say that they no longer need your services, biko what else do u want?

You are chairman-ning yourself by yourself.. all your core loyalists have left you. You should have bowed out when the ovation was loudest, but no. Now u are lobbying up and down. Mshew

sisi eko said...

OBJ is not a member of the APC o. The man is no longer practicing partisan politics. And I think that was the best decision he ever made.

Which is the reason every politician irrespective of their party can go to him to seek unbiased counseling. This is what should naturally happen with all these old generation politicians, like IBB, OBJ, Shonekan, Shagari and co. Even GMB, if not that he returned as president. All should remain elder states men to guide the younger ones.

sisi eko said...

Taaa...

sisi eko said...

He wants to be President at all cost. His earlier supporters noticed his desperation and they backed out.. now the man won't allow them their peace.

Anonymous said...

You're the stupid goat Mrs T. Do you know how much he invested in the party and/or how much he gave to wike and fayoshe? With all the allegations leveled against him, they still went outside their party to go and bring him in as party chairman for their selfish reasons and you want them to discard him just like that? Is he a disposable plate?

Abeg fuck off. You unrepentant PDP supporters refuse to see any wrong in anything anyone from your party does. Useless zombies

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