Obasanjo suspends his activities in PDP

Former president blames Kashamu for his decision.

The crisis ravaging the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is showing no sign of abating as arguably the most powerful personality in the history of the party, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has informed the party that he is withdrawing from all its activities, The Tribune newspaper is reporting.
In a letter dated January 7, 2014, and addressed to the party’s Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, Mr. Obasanjo said he was withdrawing his activity with the PDP at local, state, zonal and national levels unless the PDP’s South West Zonal leader, Buruji Kashamu, whom he described as “a wanted habitual criminal” was replaced.

Distaste for Kashamu

Mr. Obasanjo had expressed contempt for the relationship between Mr. Kashamu and President Goodluck Jonathan in his controversial letter to the president.

In the letter, the ex-president described Mr. Kashamu as a drug dealer wanted in the United States for drug related offences. Mr. Kashamu in return called the former president an ingrate, claiming that he helped Mr. Obasanjo to take over the party’s leadership in the state.

“I have personally been involved with Obasanjo during the brief period before the 2011 elections when he relied on the successful activities of Prince Kashamu to take over the PDP structure in Ogun State and foist his candidates on the Party,” Mr. Kashamu’s lawyer, Ajibola Oluyede, said in a letter addressed to Mr. Jonathan.buruji-kashamu

In his own letter, to the President, Mr. Obasanjo said he personally found the South West PDP’s celebration of Mr. Kashamu, who is a major financier of the party, unsavoury.

“Politics played by any national political party must have morality, decency, discipline, principles and leadership examples as cardinal practices of the party,” he said. “I have attached here recent documents that clearly indicates that you extolled PDP Zonal leader in the South West of Nigeria and an indigene of Ogun State, who is, to say the least, not a credit to the party as a member let alone being a zonal leader.

Mr. Obasanjo, who is a native of Ogun State, added: “While I believe that a good and truly national political party must be a microcosm of the nation in its membership, made up of all sorts of characters from near-saints to near-satan, I also believe that on no account should a known habitual criminal that is wanted abroad to face criminal charges levelled against him be extolled as a political leader in a respectable and wholesome nation-building political party.”

Mr. Obasanjo also stated that he could not stand a criminal being installed as the party zonal leader.

“Since I stick in my practice of party politics to the hallowed and cherished principles enunciated above, I take this opportunity to let you know that while I continue to remain a card-carrying member of PDP, I cannot and I will not subscribe to a wanted habitual criminal being installed as my zonal leader in the party; a criminal for whom extradition has been requested by the US government.”

Possible APC move

Mr. Obasanjo’s suspension of his activity in the PDP becomes more interesting in the wake of recent rumours that the former president is contemplating joining the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.

In December, leaders of the APC visited Mr. Obasanjo in his country home in Abeokuta.

“You are at home and you are welcome to be at home. As time goes on, I will just appeal that the politics that will be played should be politics without rancour, without bitterness; politics with decency that has Nigerians at heart,” Mr. Obasanjo was quoted as saying during the visit.


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  • sirjoka

    Scene 2!!!!!!!!!

    • Mohstone

      lol … who is the director??? Appears to be an interesting scene.

  • Fraca

    Men are no longer smiling oooo!this is serious.

  • Coco B

    All former habitual criminals are now gej associates

    • eku

      Ol boy na so we see am ooo. See Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, Kashamu Buruji, now we expect David Ibori to join for GEJ will soon give Ibori amnesty like he dd=id for Alamieyeseigha!!! Me I just dey laaaf oooo. It seems GEJ is so desperate to be re-elected, he will call on anything and hold onto to it-including the most criminal and corrupt-Cant yu see his loud silence on Madams Diezani Alison-Madueke and Stella Oduah. Too bad for this our President.

    • BlackieUmukoro

      As introduced to him by grandpas of criminality

      • Coco B

        No one introduce to him,criminality is in his blood

        • Sword of Damocles

          Amen!!!!

  • Robert

    Mr. Reno Omokri-(president Jonathan’s New Media Adviser)-can you please rush in your clones such as deri/afam/mani_kay/mpitikwelu/es3/oleku/action nigeria/akpos1/mr.peter2000/concernednigerian/emmanuel/ etc? What is Aso Rock thinking? You people are quiet today. Why now? Dem never pay you? We need your distraction and nuisance value on this I beg oooo!

    • BlackieUmukoro

      It is not over yet. Cross carpeting started from the SW. This time the operation wetie ……

      • Robert

        sooooory o Reno Omokri na BlackieUmukoro I forgot that you are one of the clones. But just a question. You talked about operation wetie-my question is: is your planned operation wetie the reason President Goodluck Ebelo Azikiwe Jonathan is gradually putting together and equipping (i) his SNIPERS and (ii) keeping a watch list of those to be killed by his-President Jonathan’s-snipers? Just asking Reno Omokri.

        • BlackieUmukoro

          Follow your paymaster to the human rights commission to substantiate your baseless, frivolous and vexatious allegation Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Robert

            Reno Omokri na blackieUmukoro , you also remember the case of Dokubo-asari who said he would make Nigeria ungovernable thru violence and terror if your paymaster Goodluck Ebelo Azikiwe is not elected. Is his commitment to violence which is documented part of Goodluck Jonathan’s Snipers Group’s job and isDokubo-asari part of those who will realise the tasks of eliminating those on the watchlist? I am just asking Omokri na BlackiUmukoro. Over to you, and I like this for your answers will helpful and instructive.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            That is a worn out story. Re-invent yourself quickly or else you will be sent packing. Its like you are expired Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Robert

            Blackie na omokri, no answer to this eh? Caught pants down eh? You wnat Nigerians to forget eh? Small boy Omokri, we will not forget. Time has passed when good people allowed you clowns to dominate the internet and on sentiments brought in a “president” -Jonathan-without any single credentials in governance except “it is my oil and it is my turn to rule”. So answer, what role are you allocating to your thug Dokubo-asari in your preparation for operation wetie in 2015. Dont run away blackie-answer.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Preparing for morning Mass. Good night please
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Robert

            Oh really? Like Oga dey kneel down before Pastor and at the same time dey steal. Like Oga dey kneel down for Pastor but cannot do anything about “, “Prof”, “Dr” Priince Stella Oduah who, stole and lied about her certificate and yet will go to mass tomorrow!!! So faith, murder, corruption mix in your religious world! hm Na wa o. Una go steal finish for night and go to mass the following morning! Okay -alright I remember Atake’s case. Okay go mass after stealing and come back tomorrow!!! Greet Pastor for me -yu hear Omokri na blackieUmukoro

    • Afam

      Do you have hand work? No…so go and find one..Your papa Obasanjo who used Andy Ubah and his brother to burn down Anambra state is preaching morality today,where was his morality when he handed over OYO STATE to Arm robber like LAMIDI ADEDIBU? Let the old man define where his kinsmen will bury him before it becomes late.

  • max

    This is a man Jonathan castrated long time ago. He could not win election for his daughter. He could not win election for his stooge Gen R.olurin today his state is in the hand of the opposition. He lost in his polling booth. Obasanjo was rejected by his people, rejected by East and north and more over rejected by his family. This coward has been chased away by another Yoruba criminal from PDP. First it was Tinubu that chased him from south west. Look at the kind of Leaders Yorubas have. Drug dealers are now in charge of yoruba land. Drug and gbana smokers like Femi Kayode are now Yoruba leaders. The spirit of Akintola is now looming large in southwest. Tinubu has given obasanjo the drivers seat of Yorubas and chief navigator sadly with this development Yorubas are heading towards disaster.

    • Oluwaseun Aderibigbe

      max-Which means PDP, your party, President Jonathan’s party is a PEOPLES DRUG PARTY -given your brilliant analysis-Right? What do you think?

    • Afam

      I will say thank you for uprightness…They will attack you here but never mind they are all internet soldiers eating from their pay masters…I hope they read with sense.

  • Afam

    OBJ preaching anti criminality and moral? wonders they say shall never end..

    ANDY UBAH and Christ Ubah +OBASANJO = They destroyed and kidnapped a sitting governor in 2004 in Anambra state..Is this not a criminal act?

    OBASANJO+LAMIDI ADEDIBU = Burning and destruction in OYO STATE ,unlawful impeachment of a sitting governor and controlling of state funds by Adedibu..Saint Obasanjo did not see his act as criminal act during his tenure..

    OBASANJO + kashamu from 2007-2011 = Good friends,obasanjo introduced kashamu to the PDP cacus as his Political son,they fought Gbanga Daniel to stand still..Finally things failed apart.And Obasanjo suddenly realised that his political son for a long time is drug baron and wanted man..What a lie and hypocrite.

    • Joshua

      Afam, did you mean to say “Dr.” Mrs. Stella Oduah (certificate forgery/N255 million car corruption)+Kashamu Buruji (Drug Trafficking money for PDP and Goodluck Jonathan re-election bid)+Diepreye Alamieyeseigha criminal (Former Bayelsa Gob dressing like a woman to escape from a UK jail) + Ibori -criminal (orchestrated looting of Delta state treasury )=Goodluck Ebelo Azikiwe Jonathan? Just a question man. Please kindly provide an answer.

      • Afam

        Dispute any of my point olodo,Was GEJ the president when Ibori looted the Delta State funds? No, OBASANJO was the president from 1999-2007 and that was when James Ibori looted the state fund but he failed out of favour for protection because he was among the few Governors that fought the 3rd term bid of OBASANJO..Who introduced Kashamu to the PDP and GEJ ..Obasanjo…Did obasanjo ever worked with Kashamu before 2011 election ? Yes..Is Kashamu a political godson of Obasanjo? Yes..so stop being a hypocrite..They are all the same crooks…no exception Obasanjo 100% inclusive .

        • Joshua

          Oh sorry, do not be annoyed, I meant to say : Madam Diezani Alison -Madueke+Madam (former) Dr. Stella Oduah+Kashamu Buruji+Diepreye Alamieyeseigha+Ibori=Goodluck Ebelo Azikiwe Jonathan. Am I correct now? A beg make us nak me whether I correct

        • Joshua

          Sorry small boy. No vex too much. Tell me now if I correct-I meant to say :Goodluck Ebelo Azikiwe Jonathan+Madam Diezani Alison-Madueke+Madam (former) Dr. Stella Odua+Ibori+Kashamu Buruji+Diepreye Alamieyesegha. A beg nak tory if I correct. Make you tell if I get am correct small boy afam.

  • Mani_Kay

    written and uploaded @ Vanguard Online by @UnapologeticallyYoruba

    With the departure of Obasanjo from the PDP, Jonathan has scored a decisive victory against the Generals. Jonathan should seize the moment and send a bill to the National Assembly empowering the planned National Conference so that the resolutions reached there can be passed to law via a referendum. That is the only way the last vestiges of the legacy of the Generals can be pulled down and a new country born. Jonathan has a unique opportunity presented to him with his first win in the battle against the Old guard. Change Nigeria… For Good!
    Case closed!

    • Sword of Damocles

      Oh boi, you dey funny. Once again betrayed by your lack of cognitive capacity. I will give you a pass, lets say your narrative becomes reality(dont ask me how the NC resolutions passes the House with 2/3 majority), and ii goes to the nation for a referendum, How does it gain a majority of the national vote not to speak of a 2/3 majority(most referendum require this), So bootlicker, in YOUR WORDS, the case is anything BUT closed. LMFHO!!

  • Mani_Kay

    THE NEW FACE OF ETHNO-RELIGIOUS APC

    1. General Olusegun Obasanjo – A rapist and second most corrupt person in Nigeria.
    2. General Ibrahim Babangida – A parcel bomber and most corrupt person in Nigeria
    3. General Muhammed Buhari – An extremely violent Muslim terrorist.

    What a combine!!!

    • Mohstone

      Mani_Kay the suckling baby… where did you get this your so-called ethno-religious analysis ??? It lacks common sense like you.

  • Talaka

    Sadly, drug trafficking is one of the small qualifications for PDP membership and promotion to higher ranks. Party of swindlers, Cultists, armed robbers, mum rapists, etc. And may be if Mr Kashamu is sacrificed by GEJ, OBJ will then announce a grand return to the PDP podium. A perfect Hollywood (or is it Nollywood) Cap?
    ..TALAKA