The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday spoke on the possibility of former President Olusegun Obasanjo returning to its fold almost four years after quitting his membership of the party.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, in a statement, said the former president’s endorsement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate was not an indication that he had returned to the party.
He, however, stated that if Obasanjo decides to join the PDP today, a new membership card will be issued to him immediately.
He said: “On the issue of giving former President Olusegun Obasanjo a new party membership card, we are not there yet. Former President Obasanjo said he is a statesman. And he has not indicated his desire to return to our party. I am sure if he does it today, he will be issued a party card immediately.
“The desire to remove Buhari from power is a pan-Nigerian movement. Many Nigerians from all walks of life are eager to remove him from office because of his incompetence and because his presidency has failed Nigerians.
“So, the decision has no party bearing. It is a pan-Nigerian movement but because the task can only be achieved through a political party and because the PDP has repositioned itself, having being rebranded and reformed, Nigerians are rallying across party lines to our party in order to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from power through the ballot box.”
Recall that Obasanjo in February 2015 handed over his PDP membership card to the Ward 11 leader in Abeokuta North local government, Alhaji Surajudeen Oladunjoye and instructed him to tear it.