Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has once again rejected overtures from leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return to the party and help it win power in 2019.
Obasanjo told the PDP National Caretaker chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and others who visited him in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Tuesday that he was done with partisan politics.
Addressing journalists shortly after the meeting with the PDP leaders, at his presidential library, Obasanjo said: ”I have also told the party chairman that before, before I was in PDP, not now. God forbid say when a dog vomit he will go back to his vomit. I’ve told him no partisan politics for me again but Nigeria is my passion until death do us part.
”And anything that concerns Nigeria, the good of Nigeria, will always have my involvement.”
The former president added that “for democracy to thrive and continue to be strong, we need a strong party in government and strong opposition party. It has to be that way, otherwise the strong party in government will get away with impunity and that is not good enough.”
He added on a lighter mood: “The chairman has come to greet me and I don greet am, so, the chairman can go home and you ladies and gentlemen of the press can go home.”