Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to visit of factional chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu Sheriff, to former President Olusegun Obasanjo saying no genuine lover of PDP will visit obasanjo
Fayose described the visit as the “coming together of PDP enemies”, alleging that both men collaborated to destroy the All Nigerians Peoples Party (ANPP).
“The meeting was a coming together of collaborators in the total annihilation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),” Fayose said in a statement issued on his behalf by Lere Olayinka, his media aide.
“No genuine lover of the PDP will go to the house of a man who openly destroyed his membership card and worked assiduously to ensure the party’s failure in the 2015 presidential election, to seek advice on how the way forward for the PDP.
“Sheriff can as well begin to sleep in Obasanjo’s house, it is good riddance to bad rubbish.
“Since Obasanjo is no longer a member of the PDP and he has consistently maintained that he can never return to the PDP, only those in the same league with him can go about visiting him.”
He alleged that despite the fact that “no one benefited from the party more than Obasanjo”, the elder statesman still worked against his former party.
Fayose asked Nigerians to beware of Obasanjo, saying; “The result of Obasanjo’s imposition of President Muhammadu Buhari on the country is the hunger and sufferings that Nigerians are facing now.”
Meanwhile, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advocated a strong party in power and a strong opposition party, if Nigeria’s democracy must be strong, dynamic and cherished.
He made the call after the closed door meeting with a factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff on Saturday.
The former President described the PDP as “a party whose soul has been taken away and a party in comatose”.
He spoke on the recent crisis in the PDP, under which he was once the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Speaking to journalists at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital in southwest Nigeria, Obasanjo also reiterated his renouncement of partisan politics.
On his part, Senator Sheriff eulogised the leadership of the former President.
He said his visit was part of the ongoing consultation aimed at finding lasting solutions to the leadership crisis in the PDP.
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