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Obasanjo’s PDP Card Had Expired
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo’s PDP Card Had Expired

National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Wale Oladipo, on Tuesday dismissed the exit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the party as a non-issue.

Speaking with reporters in his office, the PDP scribe clarified that the card torn in public by Obasanjo was actually not the current membership card of the PDP, but an outdated one which the party had abandoned and no longer used in identifying its members.

The Osun state-born professor of Nuclear Physics in response to newsmen’s inquiries on why he kept mute all these days over the open rejection of PDP by Obasanjo and the public embarrassment of the party through the open tearing of the party card, said he refrained from making comments immediately because of his personal respect for people who have advanced in age.

He, however, said that the party would not miss the ex-president as there are many people, with adequate capacity to fill the space the ex-president vacated.

“Baba is over 80 and my mother is around Obasanjo’s age and when you reach that age, you do things that only you can explain.

“Second, you will see that Baba did not tear our card. He asked somebody ostensibly to do the tearing and I am assuring you that the card that was torn was not the current PDP card.

“The current PDP card is signed by Adamu Mu’azu and Prof. Wale Oladipo. So the card he tore was a Baraje card, which we were going to destroy anyway. So I think Baba just helped us to destroy it.

“Lastly, Baba is a very intelligent man. When Baba was with us, he knows that a lot of people could have complained that they could have voted for PDP but because Baba is there.

“You know when a big tree exits in a big forest, smaller trees cannot grow. If that big tree leaves, 10 to 20 smaller trees will grow.

“In politics one big tree has a vote, while 20 small trees have 20 votes. If you do the arithmetic, I am a scientist, I know that head or tail, it is a win-win situation for PDP,” he said

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