My Exit From PDP is Final —OBASANJO


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday declared that his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) about two years ago was final.

He was answering questions from reporters during a visit to Jalingo, Taraba State.

When asked his suggested solution to the current crisis rocking the PDP, as a top beneficiary of the party, Obasanjo said that he had bad goodnight to the party and had no intention of delving into the party’s issues again.

“We have a say in my part of the world that you can’t say goodnight to a people and return that same night to say good evening to them. I have said goodnight to PDP and that is it,” he said.

Obasanjo described Taraba state as a great resource to the nation with the potentials to spearhead the economic diversification of the nation in the face of dwindling oil prices.

Obasanjo, who is currently in Taraba to assess some of the projects he started in the state during his time as the President so as to advise the current government appropriately, and to supervise his farm in Gyembu on the Mambila Plateau, said the state has great potential for the nation.

The former president also said that his administration initiated Mambila Hydro Power Project not out of sentiment but out the potentials of the projects to the nation.

Obasanjo said the earlier the completion of the Mambila Hydro Power Project the lesser the financial cost of the project to the government.

Obasanjo has also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the restoration of peace to the northeastern part of the country.

Obasanjo made this known on Friday at the Government House in Yola during his visit to Adamawa state.

The former president said that the situation in the North East was an issue of constant concern to him. He commended President Buhari for showing understanding to the security situation in the region.

“I will commend the President for showing understanding to the situation of the North East.

“To us, the issue of the North East is special even when Mr President and I discuss, it is always central to our discussions,” he said.

He commended the Adamawa State governor, Bindo Jibril for not being subdued by the myriad of challenges confronting the state.

He also commended the governor for not limiting his  vision to the state alone but to the entire North East.



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