The All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Chief John Oyegun, revealed this at the 87th birthday celebration of Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Thursday, that Nigeria’s main opposition party deliberated upon issuing former president of the country, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo a membership card.
Oyegun said APC had thought of issuing Obasanjo a membership card after he tore his PDP membership card but decided to allow the man enjoy his new status of elder statesman.
“My president, my boss, someone I admire and later became my friend. Somebody was tearing his card sometimes ago, leaders of our great party, APC hurriedly sat and said we should issue him our card but we decided against it. He has now become truly father of Nigeria. We will be demeaning him if we went to him and say here is APC card.
“You have done APC a very great good by leaving the PDP because we all know your worth and what you are up to. Now that you remain an elder statesman with no political party attach to you, you know our presidential candidate very well, you know what he stands for, you know what he can do and not do,” Oyegun said.
“Now, a father, a non-partisan leader, first of its kind in the history of this country, one who we can all run to for advice. He is a kind of man that if he tells you well done, just go home and relax because if you have not done well, he will tell you to go to hell.
“Your Excellency Sir, if you can recollect, what I predicted over 20 years ago, it is now coming to reality. I told you then that you are the only leader everybody in this country will want to listen to. You should agree with me that, we all love you but you know where you are facing, where you are heading to and today and we are proud to have be part of this historic birthday for a great man who came from this side of the continent,” he noted.