Ogun PDP faction to honour Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo
The party said the former president deserved to be honoured for achievements made when he was the party’s BOT chairman.By Oladimeji Kayode

The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, inaugurated a committee to organise a reception for former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, over his resignation as chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BOT).

The inauguration of the 17-man committee, headed by Yemi Adefulu, took place at Goodluck/Sambo Campaign headquarters , Moshood Abiola way, Abeokuta, the state capital .

The factional state chairman of the party, Dipo Odujinrin, who presided over the ceremony, said the committee has the mandate to plan and execute a befitting reception for the former president.

Mr. Odujinrin explained that  the reception was important because of Mr. Obasanjo’s  roles at keeping the country united. He said the former President’s tenure as BOT chairman of the party witnessed “the victory of our party in 2007 general elections.”

He  chronicled the achievements of  Mr. Obasanjo from his time as military ruler to 1999 when he was elected civilian president. He said having the opportunity to celebrate and honour living legends (like Mr. Obasanjo) was a rare honour.

The party boss said the committee has 90 days to submit its report, stressing  that the grand reception for Mr. Obasanjo, which is coming five months after the latter left office as BOT chairman, is not belated.

The Chairman of the reception organising  committee, Mr. Adefulu, in his acceptance speech, described Mr. Obasanjo as “an enigma, a unique man, a great Yoruba man, a warrior, an intellectual, a military and political strategist, a statesman, a resilient man tutored by war and nurtured by experience”

 

No faction in Ogun PDP

Mr. Odujinrin claimed that the Ogun PDP no longer had different factions, but quickly added that the party had uncovered an alleged plan by Buruji Kashamu, a sponsor of another faction within the party, to destabilise the party.

He accused Mr. Kashamu of being a card carrying member of the state’s ruling Action Congress of Nigeria, in a ward in Mushin, Lagos.

Mr. Kashamu however denied the allegations by Mr. Odujinrin. He claimed to “have empowered many PDP members in Ogun State with over 700 vehicles, motorcycles and various tools of their respective trades.”

“ All these things are visible and verifiable. I challenge them to tell the whole world what they have done to empower PDP members,” the party sponsor said.

Mr. Kashamu accused Mr. Odujinrin’s faction of the PDP of being a stooge for Mr. Obasanjo and secretly working with the ACN government in the state.

  • Enemona

    He can only get honours from thieves like him. Failures!

  • Buki Morgan MBBS psc

    LET THIS NATION REFLECT SOBERLY,
    OBASANJO…I HAVE NEVER HEARD SO MUCH DRIBBLE IN ALL MY LIFE…THERE IS NO WAY ANYBODY CAN DRESS OBASANJO IN THE SUPERLATIVES THAT DO NOT SIT WELL ON HIS SHOULDERS.

    SOLDIERS SOLDIER: OBASANJO’ performed so poorly at his Staff College training, he had to be withdrawn from the course. Only BENJAMIN ADEKUNLE completed the course, Cum Laude.
    CIVIL WAR HERO: Adekunle had substantially defeated the enemy before a palace coup, engineered by Pa Wey and guess who. resulted in his withdrawal from the war front, to be replaced by GUESS WHO. Collateral reason; Iyabo Olorunkoya, Main reason; JEALOUSY.
    MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES: GOWON had to remove him from his, LESS THAN FLATTERING PERFOMANCE in REHABILITATING WESTERN AVENUE. Back at SHQ in Dodan Barracks he made sure that Guffanti who got the job completed was hounded out of Nigeria.

    RESPONSIBLE DAD: Go talk to his son and daughter-in-law. NO MORE ON THAT, PLEASE.

    ANTI-CORRUPT & TRANSPARENT LEADER: He has NEVER responded to calls to declare how he AMASSED his wealth, including the hil-top house gutted by FIRE. GOD WORKS IN HIS MYSTERIOUS WAYS, HIS WONDERS TO PERFORM. We wait with bated breath for the ACCOUNTING of THOSE WASTED YEARS and MISMANAGED OIL RESOURCES..

    A DEMOCRAT, WHO WILLINGLY RETURNED POWER TO CIVILLIANS. Yes indeed. HE WAS DRAGGED SCREAMING AND CURSING TO ACCOMPLISH THIS ACT. And only because his acts of BRIBERY AND INTIMIDATION FAILED.

    I WILL NEVER HOLD UP A FAILURE LIKE THAT UP TO MY CHILDREN OR ANY ONE FOR THAT MATTER AS AN ICON OF AFRICAN STATESMANSHIP. Unless we want to debase our RACE. LISTEN, MO IBRAHIM’s panel put him on the scale of achievement, and in inspite of lobbying shamelessly, ALL OVER THE WORLD, for this RARE HONOUR, they found him UNWORTHY.

    BECAUSE OF HIM BARACK OBAMA DODGED THE MOST POPULOUS NATION IN AFRICA, AND MADE HIS MAIDEN TRIP, THE FIRST BY A BLACK MAN AND LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, TO GHANA, INSTEAD OF TO NIGERIA.

    MY FERVENT PLEA TO ALL INVITED AFRICAN DIGNITARIES ASKED TO GRACE THIS DUBIOUS GLORIFICATION OF BAD RUBBISH IS TO STEER WELL CLEAR; LEST THEY BE TARRED WITH THE SAME OBNOXIOUS BRUSH.

    AFRICANS, LED BY US, THE NEW NIGERIANS MUST RECLAIM OUR GLORIOUS PAST, LIKE THE PAKISTANIS ARE TRYING TO DO, BY MARCHING AGAINST CORRUPTION, AND DENY HONOUR TO THOSE THAT DO NOT MERIT IT.

    Dr Buki Morgan MBBS psc
    Colindale, London & Surulere, Lagos
    15 Jan 2013

    SHAME is finally catching up with this man AT LAST, so much so that he is now RELUCTANT to show up in GREAT national PUBLIC PLACES where he would be ridiculed. CONTRITENESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PAST MISDEEDS are the forerunners to REHABILITATION. OBASANJO has a lot to be contrite for and to account to this nation for those wasted years and squandered oil.revenues. Deep in his heart he knows now in his old age, he does not deserve the vain-glorious praise of sycophants. For that reason I wrote a rejoinder to these praise singers.
    He would do well to read it below. MAYBE, maybe he
    would begin to see how far he has to come to meet Nigerians DEMANDS before he can be REHABILITATED.

    WELL SAID ! Emeka. Over to you my other brothers; Ike (Nwachukwu), Ndubuisi (Kanu), Babatunde (Fashola), Tunji (Braitwaite)… At least lets make this the START of focused NATIONAL DEBATE. The TRAITORS have let this nation BADLY down. It is time to abandon them, and their LYING, CHEATING ,

    Abandon them and their LYING, CHEATING RASPUTINS. Leaders of thought in PAKISTAN have started their own SPRING OFFENSIVE, by mobilizing and MARCHING AGAINST CORRUPTION; culminating in the issuing of ARREST & DETENTION warrant for Prime Minister RAJA PERVEZ ASHRAF, on charges of corruption. What is Nigeria waiting for. OUR HONEST ELDERS SHOULD CALL ON THE CJN, Justice ALOMA MARIAM MUKTAR. Arouse in her the lessons she learnt in her youth in OBALENDE, LAGOS.
    Forty-seven years after the First “5 Majors military coup, LET US HAVE THE “PEOPLE’S COUP D’ÉTAT” at the beginning of 2013, and get these people behind bars.

    The Rasputins are those executive jet-owning MEN OF GOD CLERICS.

    Well said, Maria. These so-called ethno-religious organisations are the RASPUTINS of our day. In the christian faith the Rasputins are those executive jet-owning MEN OF GOD CLERICS. They prey on our DNA-linked inherent fear of the unknown. Faith in the supernatural is wired into the human genome. The mass of people they attract is numerical strength for political rascals. Hence, the cycle of one feeding on the other for SURVIVAL. UNFORTUNATELY, all of these activities are to the DETRIMENT of the population.
    The only beneficiaries are the Rasputins and the Czars.
    So Sanusi is absolutely correct. If the POPULACE must make social and economic advancement, this. Hydra-headed monsters must be removed from our national decision making organisations. ESPECIALLY that their is no CONSTITUTIONAL provision for them in a SECULAR STATE. A secular state claims to treat ALL its citizens equally, regardless of religion, and to avoid preferential treatment for a citizen from a religion/non-religion over other religions/non-religion. There is NO STATE RELIGION. True, freedom.of association and of religion is part of life, like all freedoms it should be discretionary, and. NOT be at the cost of NATIONAL UNITY.