|CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO|
For cozying up to Ogun State PDP strong man Buruji Kashamu, whom the retired General has accused as being a drug baron, the former President of Nigeria (1999 to 2007), Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo has withdrawn his activities in protest from the beleaguered ruling party in Nigeria- the Peoples Democratic Party.
At a point in time when all was supposedly good, the two we heard were able to manage themselves and work together. And with another letter bomb coming from the General now becoming very renowned for writing monumental letters, he has announced his withdrawal from a party he helped build to become a colossus that it became, though fast disintegrating now.
One of the reasons given by the ex-president for his withdrawal from all activities of the party is because of the chaotic way the party is being run in the south-west geopolitical zone and especially because of how he perceives that someone whom he alleges is a criminal fugitive from the law is being venerated and even made the coordinator of the southwest zone of the PDP.
Hear him ''While I believe that a good and truly national political party must be a microcosm of the nation in its membership, made up of all sorts of characters from near-saints to near -Satan, I also believe that on no account should a known habitual criminal that is wanted abroad to face criminal charges leveled against him be extolled as a political leader in a respectable and wholesome nation-building political party. Chief Obasanjo this time around, also attached to his 3-paragraph letter, documents/evidence to back up his allegations.
Though Chief Obasanjo says he remains a card carrying member of the PDP, he has withdrawn his activities from the party at both state & national level.
Would this withdrawal further affect the fortunes of the PDP in his state and nationally? We would get to find out over the course of the weeks and months as things unfolds.