Obasanjo acted irresponsibly – PDP

President Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

The Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Walid Jibrin, has accused former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, of behaving irresponsibly by tearing his membership card in public.

Mr. Obasanjo, on Monday, publicly renounced his PDP membership by tearing his membership card at his home in Abeokuta, Ogun during a visit from ward members of the party.

Mr. Jibrin said Mr. Obasanjo should have followed due process as no one was stopping him leaving the party.

“Should Obasanjo a former head of state behave that way? Even if you want to take a decision like that will you do it that way, as a responsible person will you do it that way? I am not saying he is not a responsible person,” Mr. Jibrin said.

“Responsibly one should do it in a very neat way. There is a process of coming out of PDP; you go to your ward submit your card, give some explanations why you are doing so not just in the public.”

He also said some utterances made by the former head of state were unbecoming of a past leader.

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“There are some utterances that are not worthy of leaders. You have to make very responsible utterances. There other past Presidents in Nigeria, have they behaved that way?” he asked, adding that Mr. Obasanjo had access to President Goodluck Jonathan if he felt things were not done right.

He said the party was going ahead with its plan to win the elections, with or without him and “by the grace of God we are going to win the election”.

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