Hours after Obasanjo dumped ruling party, Ogun PDP expels former President

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo tearing his PDP membership card into shreds

Hours after Olusegun Obasanjo announced his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party, the Ogun State chapter of the party has announced that it was expelling the former president from its fold.

The statement expelling Mr. Obasanjo from the party was issued by the state chairman, Bayo Dayo, who said the former President had to be expelled following series of unabated anti-party activities,’unbecoming of a highly celebrated party man’.

“The totality of the executive,leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) family in Ogun State hereby state categorically as from today Monday 16th of February 2015, Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo stands expelled and ex-communicated from the party,thereby loosing all rights,previous privileges and respect of our teeming party members,” Mr. Dayo said.

“The general public especially the media are to take note that whatever Obasanjo does or say must no longer be seen from the prism of a PDP leader. Indeed he seems to have lost all sense of proper behaviour expected of a man who previously used and abused the opportunity provided him by the PDP.

The statement explained that, his ward eleven, Abeokuta North Local Government, has earlier sent in a letter dated February 12, 2015 expressing serious concerns at his numerous anti-party activities and uncomplimentary utterances targeted at the leader of the party, President Jonathan.

“It is ironic that this is the same Obasanjo who when he was President never tolerated nor accept any opinion, suggestion or criticism of his tenure,” Mr. Dayo said

Coming as the climax of his feud with the leadership of the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Obasanjo had supervised the shredding of his PDP membership card on Monday at his Abeokuta, Ogun State, Hilltop residence.

This happened while the former President was hosting members of the PDP from his Ward, 11, Ita-Eko, led by Surajudeen Oladunjoye, whom Obasanjo asked to tear his card.

Mr. Oladunjoye tore the card amid anti-PDP chants by the guests.

They danced and sang in Yoruba: “Bi awada, bi ere, PDP wole lo” (like play, like play, PDP sinks).

Also, in a speech at the ceremony, Mr. Obasanjo indicated he was aware the PDP planned to expel him from its fold.

“They said they want to expel me from PDP, although I have not been told but I have my ears on ground. We’ve been trying to run away from a man but he pleads we wait for him at the other side of the river,” he said.

Then, barely two hours after asking his membership be torn, the Ogun State chapter of the PDP announced his expulsion.

Mr. Obasanjo had on Saturday accused Mr. Jonathan of planning to scuttle the forthcoming elections, thereby unleashing “Gbagbo treatment” on Nigeria.

But in its reaction, the Presidency, in a statement by Reuben Abati, Presidential spokesperson, said Mr. Obasanjo was rooting for interim national government which he hoped to head.


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  • naso

    “Some people call themselves statesmen but they are NOT statesmen
    They are just ordinary politicians. For you to be a statesman it is not
    because you have occupied a big office before but the question is:
    what are you bringing to bear?

    Are you building this country or are you a part of the people who tell lies to
    destroy this country, to create enmity and make people who ordinarily would
    have been living together, fight themselves?

    Are you planning to set the country ablaze because you did not get
    that particular thing you want? Hiding under some big names and creating
    a lot of problems in this country, making provocative statements in this country
    – statements that will set this country ablaze – and you tell me you are a senior citizen.

    You are NOT a senior citizen; you can never be. You are an ordinary motor park tout”.

    ………..President Goodluck Jonathan

    (January 7th, 2015)

    • Ascent

      What do you then say about a so-called commander-in-chief who has lost a quarter of Nigeria to insurgents and cannot even plan how to successfully expel a member from the party. Obasanjo has outsmarted the Otuoke dumbo again. You may go ahead and paint the old man in any colour but he will not stay quiet while you run the country aground. Shame!

      • govrfsa

        On the day of reckoning, I am sure, Obasanjo has a case to answer! Every of our leader’s inputs to either make or mar the nation, will surely be judged by history. It is a matter of time, God will soon intervene and vindicate the just.

        • Olu

          What can you say of Jonathan. Say something about present, for us to plan for future. Leave the past alone.

      • dickson

        The country was already grounded before Jonathan. The poor guy is only trying to savage whatever was left. Yet the grounders won’t even allow him.

  • Dominblessed

    The tearing of his party card has spiritual connotations, Obasanjo has been exorcised and torn away from Nigeria. Nigeria is free from this “ebola” scourge

  • Gbofia Lunar

    Hahaha… Obj beat them to it. PDP must as a matter of urgency set up a committee to investigate the tearing up of the membership card, how many pieces it was torn into and how the old fox outwitted them… I dey laugh oh


    PDP finally imploded! It was bound to go down for Nigeria to rise up. Glad Nigerians saw the end of this wicked party that saw the commonwealth looted by scallywags. Now, the party will be buried on 28 March and the outing celebrated on 11 April. Good riddance! OBJ was wise to have dumped the PDP earlier. What is the point now shutting the pen when the chicken has bolted?

  • Obj, the gloves are out. GEJ is in serious deep shit because the battle is basically with most of the retired Generals as well as credible Nigerians. The masses are relatively behind OBJ as all the earlier accusations he made against GEJ have eventually come true. The snipers have already been used in the Ekiti and Osun States elections. The elections have been postponed.


      Good analysis!

    • Biti

      It doesn’t really matter if the party itself falls or stands, as long as we still have those men it will still be the same thing.. Same drivers, different cars.

  • Mekasyno

    Obj has become senile.

    • Alcindo Satori

      That’s the power of GEJ!

    • People Deliberately Pilfering

      You made a mistake on your spelling.. your name is maitesine.


  • TrueNja

    It is sad, Jonathan destroyed the biggest party in Africa.

    • Enemona

      Thats the greatest thing he has ever done. Im happy he did it. That party needs destroying for Nigeria to grow.

  • Alcindo Satori

    Boy, they Moses split the red sea, GEJ has totally scattered OBJ’s grip in the South West with a master stroke. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Now the focus should be sending GMB to his final retirement. Lol! …and bringing Ogun back to PDP hold. Up GEJ!

  • Ogom


  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    I can’t understand how this character managed to hide his dementia for this long. Obasanjo is a baboon.

    • People Deliberately Pilfering

      Your gpa is a baboon. for calling our own one… okoboo

  • bashdo

    The 2nd to last Captain of sink ship just dived into the see living d Last Captain (Sule Lamido) and d passengers to sink. Chai dere is Godoooooooo

  • Comfortkay

    Lets us see how PDP will go and do after the exit of Baba. OBJ is known in international arena and he cannot be part of south-west PDP that have a drug baroon as it head.
    This is the end of PDP in west part of Nigeria.

  • Yusuf

    real house of commotion, a former leader tearing his membership card and the party rushing to fire him without due process of law


    ‘PDP card tearing’: the new Ice Bucket Challenge
    A new internet craze involving politicians and supporters posting photographs of themselves tearing their PDP membership cards could become the next ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’. The ‪#‎TearPDPCard‬ campaign, in aid of the Buhari election, encourages people to post photographs of themselves as they tear the cards and renounce membership of the ruling party. The campaign was launched by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo who supervised the shredding of his PDP membership card on Monday at his Abeokuta, Ogun State, Hilltop residence. Like the ice bucket challenge, participants in #TearPDPCard are encouraged to nominate friends to publish similar pictures. I nominate Tony Anenih.

  • Prince Kenny

    As it happenes in the physical it also happens in the spiritual every trees our heavenly father has not planted in this country before march 28 it will be torn apart God has used Obasanjo to demonstrate it. Enough is enough

  • JB2000

    These are indeed ominous signs that things are no longer at ease. Indeed, when things fall apart, the centre can not hold. However, I am not amused by the way Baba has shredded his PDP membership card in a “Jankara” manner. He must have felt so bad that he is part of the present malaise by commission. Baba must be boiling with rage since he can not remedy the situation now out of power. He should know that when you ride on tiger, you invariable will end up in its belly. Baba has been consumed by his own creation. Indeed, he must have taken a cue from the Almighty who says He is sad that he made man in his own image. Now Baba out of government is in tune with reality having to pay for everything from his pocket has suddenly realized that we have voodoo economist as Finance Minister. Nigeria with all the dollar rain could not save for rainy days. Just a little shock from crash in oil price and the house of Nigeria fell like a pack of cards. We immediately have to devalue naira in order to fund our naira-based budget since the bulk of our earning is from crude export and in dollars which has now reduced by half and in order to have as much Naira to finance our largely recurrent expenditure budget. Dont they know also that there will be inflation and that cost of basic commodities would rise. That is why the price of diesel has not gone down from around N150/ltr even with crude oil price at half its old price. The only solace I have is that Baba has vowed to fight on to tame his bull. Shikenna!

  • MD

    Inspite of what ever happened during OBJ regime he was still a better president than Jonathan. He may not have been the best president overall, but he had a better score than the current president. I concur strongly with Baba’s action. Goodbye PDP!!!

  • Babawale

    Seriously, these communication team of Aso Rock started well. But later slightly took the people for granted when I think they had exhausted their cool due to frustration from barage of complaints and petitions they received daily. What I see is that my of learned government supporters are relenting from educating others on the need for understanding thereby drumming up support for the government. I know you too are tired aloof position.

    • Damilola

      How do u defend ineptitude, tomfoolery and lies of ur employer daily and keep calm or talk politely? Frustration is d definition of the money Adesina in particular is making in the Rock of the Aso nothing less. God help them and cut this short for them