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September 5, 2016 – Obasanjo Under Fire For Telling Alimodu Sheriff To Prepare For PDP Burial

Ex Minister of Transport Chief Ebenezer Babatope and some other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed angst over statements reportedly made by former president Olusegun Obasanjo describing the party as a dying baby that should be in intensive care.

The former president is said to have made the statement at the weekend when he played host to former Borno State governor and factional National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who visited him at his home in Abeokuta.

In a telephone interview with Daily Sun, Babatope said it was uncharitable for the ex President to have made such a comment about the PDP, a political party that provided him the platform to govern the country for two terms.

The former Minister said if anybody should be blamed for the challenges confronting the opposition party presently, that person should be Chief Obasanjo.

Similarly, Deji Adeyanju, PDP director for New Media, said no matter the grudges the former president may have against the party, it was unfair of him to describe the party in the manner he did, especially as he has benefited immensely from the PDP.

Adeyanju added that it was wrong for Obasanjo to ask the same people trying to kill the party to bury it completely.

“The truth is that Obasanjo is one of the leaders we the youth look up to. No matter what the party has done to him, there are certain things he should not say as he has benefited from the PDP. Because he has problem with the former president does not mean he has problem with everybody. Those who want to bury the party, Obasanjo should not go asking them to bury it, ” he said.

Another chieftain of the party Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu said he is not surprised by the comments made by the former president. He said that all along Chief Obasanjo has made it clear that he prefers a one-party state, noting that all through his tenure, the former president worked assiduously to undermine opposition political parties.

He said Obasanjo and others wishing the PDP dead should know that without the opposition party, there would be no democracy in Nigeria.



  1. ebora remo

    September 5, 2016 at 1:17 AM

    na him problem be that

  2. Musa Sule

    September 5, 2016 at 2:23 AM

    Anybody who approaches the ex president for advice or for anything good about the PDP is the real enemy of the party. You don’t need to be a soothsayer to know his stand.

  3. huchennar

    September 5, 2016 at 7:57 AM

    it seems some people thinks this man is the real Nigeria. they make complain to him, seeks is consent before any political ambition, take advice from him and all sorts.
    how could a statement made by him shake people off their feet. like i said before on this forum “it is not a curse but Nigeria will never get better if some people still lives”
    #clueless human

  4. Bok

    September 5, 2016 at 8:19 AM

    all ex president I’ve heard about goes low and enjoy their retirements, but Obasanjo is adding more to Nigeria problem.

  5. Merit Brown

    September 5, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    Nigeria would have be better without these old politicians like OBJ.
    Let him retire from politics and enjoy his ill gotten wealth.

  6. Metu Nyetu

    September 5, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    THIS IS biting the finger that fed you.

  7. betty

    September 5, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    This man should be resting I dnt no what he is looking for. Things started get expensive in his tenure. he leaves and still eating from corruption.

  8. venerable

    September 5, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    They’re playing smart for each other

  9. Maryf

    September 5, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    Its true he benefited immensely from the party so why speak bad about it

  10. sola olaniyi

    September 5, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    The man is part of our country’s problem

  11. D Hunter

    September 5, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    Somebody who has come out clear in the open and demostrated to the www that he‘s nolonger with the party and did so by tearing his membership card for all to see.

    What do anyone with a God-given brain need from such a man again, especially things pertaining the party? Those disturbing this man are the the problem affecting the party.

    Still strolling…

  12. Uzoma

    September 5, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Ingrate of the century. His daughter describes him well.

  13. Marylilian

    September 5, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    This man has no finesse when it comes to speaking in the public. A good leader is supposed to be diplomatic or prevaricative when addressing certain issues. I know he thinks he is down to earth but decorum demands oratorical skills in delicate matters. He speaks like someone who had spent the bulk of his life in the ghetto. So pathetic.

  14. Marylilian

    September 5, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    Obasanjo needs a lesson on oratorical skills. He lacks finesse and decorum which are some of the qualities of a statesman and a diplomat.

  15. fifelomo

    September 5, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Ingrate best describe the man.

  16. Joses Sede

    September 5, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Objjjjj! The troubler of Nigria!

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