Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described the exit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a good omen to the party, saying; “Obasanjo’s exit is good riddance to bad rubbish. His departure is inglorious, we will never miss him”.
Governor Fayose, who said Obasanjo’s tearing of his PDP membership card was a vindication of his stand that the former president should have been shown a red card by the PDP a long time ago, noted that; “Now the PDP can sleep with two eyes closed because the lion among our brethren, the tormentor of Nigeria just departed from our party to join the All Progressives Congress (APC)”.
Fayose, who reacted to Obasanjo’s tearing of his PDP membership card through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said the former president was “a man without honour”, who has been the major problem of the PDP, adding that “tearing his membership card was to save
him from imminent expulsion”.
“Obasanjo shouldn’t just tear his PDP membership card; he should relinquish the ownership of Bell University, Obasanjo Farms, Obasanjo Presidential Library, and other financial benefits he got during his eight years as president”, Fayose said.
Speaking further, the governor said; “Obasanjo’s formal exit from the PDP at this time will further enhance the chance of the party in the presidential election because Nigerians will now see that eight out of the 16 years that the APC claimed was a waste was spent by the party because Obasanjo and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who ruled Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 are now members of APC.
“If there is anything negative about PDP, Obasanjo contributed 50 percent. His eight years tenure is part of the 16 years that the APC people claim is a waste. And now that Obasanjo and Atiku are members of APC, it can be said that APC ruled Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 and the party should be ready to accept the liabilities of Obasanjo and Atiku’s government.
“Therefore, Obasanjo’s exit from the PDP is a confirmation that there is victory ahead for our party and mark my words, President Jonathan will be re-elected, Nigeria will have a clean departure from its sordid past, which Obasanjo and Buhari represent and take a giant leap into a promising future”.