Following the way Obasanjo’s PDP membership Card was torn into pieces in the presence of party members and the media, the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has announced the expulsion of former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the party.
According to Channels, the PDP’s announcement came few hours after the former President dramatically announced his exit from the PDP.
Earlier on Monday, the Owu Chief asked that his PDP membership ID card be torn by the Chairman of his ward 11 Ita-Eko, Sumonu Oladunjoye.
Speaking to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo further maintained that he wasn’t prepared to join another political party, as he wishes to remain an elder statesman.
Obasanjo, in recent times, has been vocal about his displeasure with happenings in the country.
He has openly criticized the Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, over several issues ranging from the Federal Government’s handling of the security situation in the country, the 2015 elections and other party matters.
Obasanjo further accussed the President of forcing the elections postponement on the INEC, a situation he said was designed to make him win by all means possible and if not create chaos and confusion in the country.
The former president, who was the nation’s military leader from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979 and a democratically elected President from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007, further expressed pessimism on the possibilities of achieving success in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram by the Nigerian military and other allied forces.