Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has charged the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Southwest to purge the party of “ bad eggs and hypocrites . ” Obasanjo said the people he described as “ bad eggs” lack the commitment to return PDP to its lost glory . The ex – president spoke on
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has charged the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Southwest to purge the party of “ bad eggs and hypocrites . ”
Obasanjo said the people he described as “ bad eggs” lack the commitment to return PDP to its lost glory .
The ex – president spoke on Sunday when he played host to PDP leaders from Southwest , led by the party ’ s National Vice Chairman (Southwest ), Dr . Eddy Olafeso , at his Pent- House Residence in Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library , Oke – Mosan , Abeokuta, Ogun State .
The former President said many leaders of the party are after “ their pockets and stomach. ”
He wondered why some top echelon left the party shortly after the results of the 2019 presidential election was announced , noting that other members have lost hope.
According to Obasanjo, Nigeria demands a vibrant voice and opposition in PDP , with a view to building a virile democracy .
Obasanjo said for PDP to bounce back , it must purge itself of hypocrites and bad eggs, and shop for those he called “critical mass of committed people , ” who will be “ready to stand with the party , come rain, come shine. ”
Obasanjo said, “I knew PDP would lose election in 2015 because it was clear . And I knew PDP will need to be rebuilt after losing the election .
“ You need what I call critical mass of committed people , and come rain, come shine they are committed . With that , you can make Nigeria better.
“ You see people ’s faces beautiful , but you don’ t know what each person harbors inside of him .
“ If you discover a bad egg , remove such a person. And if such person has learnt his or her lessons, there can still be room to accommodate the person. ”
Comparing PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election , Atiku Abubakar, with President Muhammadu Buhari, Obasanjo said, “ If you compare the two of them , with what I know and all I have written about the incumbent which they have decided to cover up , Atiku is better than the incumbent by far . That ’ s the point I am making. And nobody is perfect . ”
Earlier in his address, Olafeso explained that the visit was to celebrate Obasanjo on his 82nd birthday, which he marked recently and to also thank him for his support for the PDP presidential candidate , Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 elections .