We won’t miss Obasanjo – Anenih
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, has said his predecessor, Olusegun Obasanjo, will not be missed by the leaders of the party.
Obasanjo, who was president for eight years on the platform of the party, had hours earlier publicly torn his membership of the party in his Abeokuta homeâ€Ž, announcing he no longer belongs to the PDP.
Emerging from a meeting of PDP chieftains at the Presidential Villa, Anenih however, told State House correspondents that Obasanjo had the right to 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.”
Obasanjo had been critical of President Goodluck Jonathan’s style of governance, and only at the weekend alleged that the polls shifts was masterminded by the president to skew the result of the elections in his favour.
He had also in an audience in Kenya last week, endorsed Gen. Muhammadu Buhari All Progressives Congress (APC)’s presidential candidate for the 2015 elections, but, in another audience in London, denied doing so