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PDP died the day Ahmadu Ali and I left – Obasanjo

PDP died the day Ahmadu Ali and I left – Obasanjo


Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday said the fortune of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP began to sunk as soon he and the erstwhile chairman, Ahmadu Ali left the party.

Obasanjo noted that the party was doing well for itself then as it accounts for over 30 out of the total 36 states.

He however prayed for Nigeria not to end the way the former ruling party ended.

Obasanjo said this at the display of 40 African traditional drums in his honour to celebrate his 80th birthday celebration.

The event was organized by the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOP), Abeokuta, on Friday.

He stated that the situation was a result of protracted internal wrangling.

In his words: “When all was going well, when Ahmadu Ali was the chairman of the party, we were 30 out of the 36 states.

I brought Ahamdu Ali as the national leader of the party. But, when Ahmadu and I left, the fortune of the PDP sunk.”

Obasanjo added that “May the fortune of Nigeria never sink like that of the PDP”.

Many of those in attendance replied with a loud “Amen”.



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