Forgive us | We need you, your prayers and more… – @PDPNigeria lists reasons why Obasanjo should return to them

by Anike Jacobs

While receiving a former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Gbenga Daniel who defected from the Labour Party to the PDP in Abuja on Wednesday,  members of the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to forgive them.

National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, spoke on behalf of the party at the national headquarters of the party,  said the President should regard members of the party as his children who needed to be forgiven after making mistakes, and appealed to him to return and lead the party.

For sometime now, Obasanjo, a former Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, has refused to identify with the party following series of disagreements he has with President Goodluck Jonathan and the running of the party.

He had criticized President Jonathan on many occasions and even written an open letter to him, in which he accused him of many atrocities.

“I want to join my dear senior brother and indeed all the teeming members here to very sincerely apologise to our leader, to our baba, my baba, General, President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to forgive us.“We cannot continue. I know he has been very prayerful. In the Villa, I know he used to pray every morning. Very early, 5:30 to 6am, he is praying.

“And I know he keeps on praying all the time. As we say in our Lord’s Prayer: ‘Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who trespass against us’; Baba, you have to forgive us. I beg you in the name of the Almighty God, so that you too can be forgiven. We are your children. We are making mistakes, we have made mistakes, we have apologised.

“We will not agree even if you want to throw the baby away with the bath water, the baby will not go without you.

“So, please baba, we apologise. Come and lead us. Even the President (Goodluck Jonathan) is waiting for you. Come and lead us. You are our leader, we appreciate you, we thank you for your leadership.

“We thank you for your courage. And we assure you that by the grace of God, we are all good boys and girls.” Mu’azu said.

Before Mu’azu spoke, the President of the Senate, Senator David Mark had also appealed to the former President to forgive the party and its members.

He said it would be wrong for Obasanjo to abandon the party he laboured to build.

Comments (20)

  1. Baba do small shakara for them

  2. OBJ remain the only true national leader of our great country,if any one thinks he can do without him to get into or remain in power in this present day Naija is a BIG lie…Come to think of it as they say “You can’t eat your cake and have it”…..At the same time “don’t bite the finger that feeds you”

  3. Why should baba come back. I don’t support GEJ has shown ungrateful child. Yoruba different from others. Let see what God will do. We must wait and see Gods judgement. With my God nothing goes for nothing there must be Gods vengeance on any actiions of man kind. Even Edwin clerk and Asari dokunbo must learn Let’s wait and see. Baba is a pillar to African countries and powerful world wide more than nigeria president.

  4. a general is always a general, sir, united we stand and divided we fall

  5. Obasanjo shouldnt just rubbish himself.

  6. Hypocrites.

  7. Well, they need them.

  8. Political goats.

  9. Serious something

  10. Why do they need him now? to cause palava ba?

  11. People deceiving people

  12. I Wouldnt advise him to go back

    1. Come back to do what ? Is just like yesterday when u pple condeming, saying all kind of rubbish to obj when he wrote open letter to gej then u pple said baba is old, old age is affecting him but today u want him to lead again I believe gej doesn’t need baba he has performed well let his performance take him to the next level has u pple have been claimed.

  13. I agreed with the national chairman , he should come back but the manner at which he is been begged is outrageous and uncalled for

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