Following the vow made by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, never to return to the party, saying he would rather remain a statesman, working for the interest of the nation. The Peoples Democratic Party have come out to say that it will not force Obasanjo to return as its member.
It said it would respect the decision of the former President, but added that whether he returned or not, the party would not die.
He spoke with journalists after he held a meeting with the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed doors at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
He had said, “I have told the chairman that I was in the PDP before but not now. God forbid, se when dog vomits, it will go back to eat its vomit, no.
“I have said no partisan politics for me again, but Nigeria is my passion until death do us apart. And anything that concerns Nigeria, the good of Nigeria, you’ll see my involvement.
“So, the chairman has come to greet me and I greet am, and now that we have greeted ourselves, the chairman will be going, you gentlemen and ladies of the press, you can now go, leave the chairman alone.”