Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed why he is not as active as he used to be in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
According to The Stream, Obasanjo has attributed his inactivity to the fact that he can’t come to terms with having Buruji Kashamu, an alleged indicted drug baron, being the zonal leader of PDP.
Speaking on the matter, Obasanjo released a statement on Sunday. Here are excerpts:
“…as a former President of Nigeria, the Chairman of West Africa Commission on Drug and a member of Global Commission on Drug, I cannot accept that the Zonal leader of my political Party and, worse still in my zone, will be an indicted drug baron wanted in America. How do I explain that to friends outside Nigeria? This is only one of the many issues that I have pointed and still pointing out.
I have national and international standard to maintain and reputation to keep and sustain. For these reasons, I opted to remain active only at the ward level of the Party till the leadership does the needful.
But under no condition will my commitment to Nigeria be diminished. And, for me, it is commitment to Nigeria first and any other commitment can only follow in second or third place. Where any other commitment is in tandem with what I see and understand as commitment to Nigeria, such other commitment will share a pride of place with Nigeria.”
Read the entire statement here