Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo Saturday declared that he is not willing to return to the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Obasanjo, a former Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman of PDP, said anybody hoping to drag him back to the party “will fail like any man feeding mice to a dead cat.”
He spoke against the backdrop of the mixed reaction that greeted his appearance on Friday at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, where the PDP inaugurated its National Convention Committee.
While PDP leaders and members were within the premises to attend their party’s event, the former president was also within the same premises to attend a programme on agriculture.
As leaders of PDP sighted the ex-president at the venue, they reportedly rushed to pay him a homage and the attendant mild drama and picture of the event generated media buzz.
It will be recalled that Obasanjo on February 16, 2015 ordered that his PDP membership card be torn, saying he was leaving the party for good.
But in a statement signed by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, and made available to reporters in Abeokuta, the former president said the reports that he was spotted at the PDP event was “mischievous.”
Obasanjo maintained that he cannot return to the PDP, saying: “if I quit a party when it was alive and seemingly united, how could I go back to a now divided, factionalised party gasping for breath?”