Prof. Wale Oladipo, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Secretary, who made this known in Abuja while receiving some student union leaders under the aegis of Student Mobilisation Network Group (SMNG), on Tuesday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s party membership card which was torn on his instruction was an expired one.
Oladipo explained that the torn card was the one issued by the party’s former acting National Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Barage, and not the one issued by its current leadership.
“Baba is 80 and my mother is around Obasanjo’s age and when you reach that age, you do things that only you can explain.
“Secondly, you will see that Baba did not tear our card.
“He asked somebody to do the tearing and I am assuring you that the card that was torn was not the current PDP card.
“The current PDP card is signed by Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu and Prof. Wale Oladipo; so, the card he tore was a Barage card, which we are going to destroy after all,” he said.
On the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Oladipo said that Buhari was not qualified to be president of the country.
Olanrewuju, who is the National Coordinator of the group, stressed that the achievement of Jonathan in all sectors of the nation’s economy qualified him for a second term.
He called on the PDP leadership to utilise the 5,000 students in University of Abuja, who had collected their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to its advantage.
Earlier, the leader the students group, Tekun Olanrewuju, said they were at PDP’s secretariat to pledge allegiance to its leadership and to give their support to Jonathan’s re-election bid.
He added that the students were supporting the PDP because they realised that the political future of Nigerian youths lay in the party.