FORMER President, Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday distanced himself from the mega opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and reiterated his total commitment to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
He stated this at the London office of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation, saying: “I’ve never left PDP, I’m a card carrying member of PDP.”
Fielding questions from reporters at the end of a press conference to mark the Foundation’s one year anniversary, the former President added that he had no intention of joining the APC.
The following conversation ensued between reporters and the former President:
The Guardian: “since you have left the PDP board, any attempt to join APC?” Obasanjo kept mum, continued walking up the stairs of the office and said nothing. Pressed further, “sir, any plans of joining APC?” With a little glance in the direction of the journalists, he replied: “you people are not well. If you’re well, you won’t ask me that question.”
When another reporter asked if he would return to the PDP, Obasanjo spoke out loud, saying: “I’m a card carrying member of PDP.” Pressed again and asked when he will be returning to PDP, Obasanjo replied: “I’ve never said I left PDP.” When the reporter asked the same question differently, Obasanjo asked him, “do you understand English? I’m a card carrying member of PDP.”
Speaking earlier at the press conference, the former president revealed that there is no end to his service to humanity and that his life experiences gave him the perspective of thinking globally when thinking of serving humanity.