Anenih says Obasanjo won’t be missed by PDP

Tony Anenih
Tony Anenih

The Chairman Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Tony Anenih, on Monday said ​former President ​Olusegun Obasanjo will not be missed by the leaders of the party.

Mr. Obasanjo, a former president for eight years on the platform of the party, had on Monday ​dumped the party, saying he will no longer be a politician.

Emerging from a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan and PDP chieftains at the Presidential Villa, Mr. Anenih told journalists that Mr. Obasanjo had the right to either quit or join any political party of his choice as a Nigerian.

The BoT chairman said, “(Mr. Obasanjo) has the right to leave any party, and he has the right to join any party; he is a Nigerian.”

Asked if PDP would miss Mr. Obasanjo, Mr. Anenih replied, “Why should we miss him?’

He added that to the leaders of the party, Mr. Obasanjo was not loss.

​The ​former President ​has been one of the most vocal critics of Mr. Jonathan, his estranged political son.

Mr. Obasanjo ha​d​ ​​​repeatedly​ criticized Mr. Jonathan’s style of governance, and had at the weekend alleged that the polls shifts were masterminded by the president to manipulate the result of the elections in his favour.

He had also in an audience in Kenya last week, endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, the 2015 elections. He later denied the endorsement in an audience in London.


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  • Navigator

    ONE MAIN REASON WHY GENERAL OBASANJO RAN AWAY FROM POLITICS
    IS THAT HE COULD NOT CONVINCE ANY NIGERIAN TO IMMORALLY STOP
    ASKING THIS MOST RELEVANT QUESTION OF THE MOMENT; NAMELY:

  • DanielOsazuwa

    Your meeting in Aso Rock today was invain because the ex-General pre-empt your evil move against him. He is once again telling the kindergarten Presidency that once a General is always a General.

  • Chris1408

    Self destruction of PDP is entering its final stages.

    • bashdo

      kai u get bad mouth my broda i hail ur comment

  • wode

    That’s how the 5 aggrieved Governors that left PDP are not missed. It’s like PDP are going to use cows and sheep to campaign and vote for them. They should remember that rigging is almost a no-option at this time around. The 16 year old dynasty fast crumbling.

  • GEJ you need to be very wary of Anenih, a former Police officer. Chief Anenih has already prepared his load to scram to the US under his usual health reasons, as excuse.

  • King Carlos

    Obasanjo !

  • Maitama Tambari

    Aneneh, you are not a politician because you do not understand the meaning of politics. Politics is made by the people for the people. It is not made for individuals. However small are the numbers, it matters not to talk of former President, two terms with you in his wings, Head of State, to say you are not going to miss him? Haba. A famous Hausa musician, Late Dankwairo said “mutumin da bai da mutane a duniya, yayi rashi” meaning that anybody that has no people in this world, he has lost. Aneneh you are saying PDP is not going to miss him? The five Governors that left PDP are now the major headache of the Party. Think again. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

  • JB2000

    Papa Annenih sir, to say Baba will not be missed is being economical with the truth. In short a BIG LIE. Many people have said it before me if only GEJ will listen, he doesnt need people like Annenih around him. We all still remember 1993 when this Baba was the chairman of Abiola’s party. That was how he pushed Abiola until Abacha clamped on him. Then Baba retreated to Uromi to savour banga and starch leaving Abiola in the cold. “Contunu” (as Mama Peace would say) to push Jonah. Chai Chai … I pray Jonah doesnt give us Cote D’Ivore treatment because he will get Gbagbo treatment. We still remember how Gbagbo was beaten and forced to look at the camera, with that expression of a common thief and his wife Simone beaten, tortured and probably r…ped. A word is enough for the wise.

  • lekanbaraka

    WHY SHOULD PDP MISS HIM? IS EXIST WILL FURTHER FOSTER PEACE TRANSPARENCY AND RULE OF LAW IN NIGERIAN POLITY . PDP IS NOT OWNED BY ANY MAN NOT EVEN OBJ. LET HIM GO TO WHERE EVER HE LIKES AND CAN LORD HIMSELF OVER THEM .#GEJ4NAIJA

  • lekanbaraka

    PDP WILL NEVER MISS HIM. OBJ HAS MISSED IT HE IS MORE OF A CONFUSIONIST. HIS OLD AGE IS FAILING HIM SO FAST NIGERIANS SHOULD WATCH AND SEE THE TRANSFORMATION AHEAD PF PDP/NIGERIA VIA IS EXIT.ADVOCATE OF TRANSFORMATION#GEJ4NAIJA

  • lekanbaraka

    THANK GOD OOOOOOOO HE HAS GONE. NO MORE INTIMIDATION.#GEJ4NAIJA