Confusion as Obasanjo is sighted at PDP event venue
Written by Morenike Adebayo on August 6, 2016
There was a mild drama on Friday at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, the venue of the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party national convention committee, as former President Olusegun Obasanjo was sighted on the premises.
The former President was at centre to attend a programme on Agriculture while the PDP leaders were also at the same premises to attend their party’s event. Obasanjo had last year February torn his PDP membership card, saying he was leaving the party for good. Interestingly, leaders of the PDP rushed to pay homage to the former President when he was sighted at the venue.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jubril has said the board will resist the imposition of a chairman on the party noting that the party is not for sale to the highest bidder.
In a speech during the inauguration of the convention planning committee of the party in Abuja, Senator Jubril noted that the reconciliatory process initiated in the party would be sustained adding that the party is greater than any individual.
In his own remarks, chairman of the caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi, defended the decision to reserve the Chairmanship slot for the South-west zone but explained that it was not intended to short change anybody. The PDP convention holds in Port Harcourt on the seventeenth of August, 2016.