Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is now a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti on Friday alleged that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is now a member of APC, and as such he should be suspended from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for anti-party activities.
Fayose was reacting to the Thursday’s visit of 5 PDP governors to Obasanjo at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state. Describing the visit as unnecessary, Fayose said “nobody should be treated as being bigger than the party.” Fayose’s position was made known by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, in Ado-Ekiti. The governor also urged the national leadership of the PDP to set up a panel to probe Obasanjo’s anti-party activities for castigating President Goodluck Jonathan, adding that no “no amount of mudslinging from him will stop Jonathan’s reelection.” “A man who has refused to respect the office of the President of Nigeria that he once occupied does not also deserve respect from anyone,” Fayose said.
“Obasanjo is a man who can never be pleased. His principle of life is; if it is not his way, it must not be another person’s way. “Even if President Jonathan gives Obasanjo his blood today, he (Obasanjo) cannot change because he is already neckdeep in the APC agenda, with his eyes on the vice presidential ticket of the party. “Therefore, no amount of visits by PDP governors can make him change his mind about President Jonathan, whom he hates not because he has not performed, but because he (Jonathan) did not hand over his presidency to him.”