Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership have declared their intention to suspend ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo for anti party activities.
According to The Nation newspaper, an unnamed member of the party’s BOT said “From the President to party leaders, we were all sad by Obasanjo’s attacks against the person of the President who had shown him much respect. We all concluded that what the ex-President did in an election year amounted to anti-party activities. Some of our leaders have started demanding for Obasanjo’s suspension from the party. They said there was no point having Obasanjo in PDP to give him more leverage to destroy the party”.
“Worse still, these angry leaders said Obasanjo had written off his party by openly canvassing for the All Progressives Congress (APC). No matter the situation, you do not discredit and abandon your party for another. Obasanjo cannot be a bonafide member of PDP and be attacking the party’s presidential candidate”.
“The preponderance of opinion is that we should damn the consequences by suspending him from the party. But some are saying we should ignore him. To most PDP members, we should ask him to go because he has even reduced his involvement in PDP to ward activities. Do not forget, he was not a founding member of the PDP”.