by Godwin Akanfe
The Chairman Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Tony Anenih, has said that former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, will not be missed by the party.
Obasanjo, who ruled for eight years on the platform of the party, had earlier today publicly tore up his membership card of the party in his Abeokuta home, announcing that he no longer belonged to the PDP.
However emerging from a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan and PDP chieftains at the Presidential Villa, Anenih said that Obasanjo had the right to either quit or join any political party of his choice as a Nigerian.
The BoT chairman said, “He (Obasanjo) has the right to leave any party, and he has the right to join any party, he is a Nigerian”.
Asked if PDP would miss Obasanjo, Anenih replied, saying “why should we miss him.”
On if the former president was not a big loss to the party, Anenih said “to us leaders it is not a loss.”
All had not been seemingly well between the former President and the incumbent. Obassnjo has continuously criticized Jonathan’s style of governance, and had at the weekend alleged that the polls shifts was masterminded by the president to manipulate the result of the elections in his favour.
He had also in an audience in Kenya last week, endorsed Muhammadu Buhari All Progressives Congress (APC)’s presidential candidate for the 2015 elections. He had later denied the endorsement in an audience in London.