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.

“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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  • Wähala

    “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… by the grace of God we are going to win the election”. – Walid Jibrin (PDP)
    @Jibrin ati PDP…the Grace of God has since left the PDP, it is now with the Moral Majority: The Nigerian masses. Better tear your membership card in the privacy of your toilet and flush it down with your next dung. It’s over, the PDP must be changed if you clowns re-organize after losing the coming elections if you want to be taken seriously ever again.

    • Repeater Station

      “General Olusegun Obasanjo seems to have lost all sense of proper behaviour
      expected of a man who had previously used and abused the opportunity provided
      him by the PDP. He stands expelled and excommunicated from PDP forthwith”.

      …………Ogun State PDP Executive Council

      (February 16, 2015)

      • Enyi Enyi

        PDP does not have the capacity to define “proper behavior”.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Obasanjo, is a baboon; not a human being.

    • mkpata

      Your invective is not really necessary, he has made his decision albeit immatured and irresponsible. OBJ’s end of political posturing watershed in Nigeria is nigh. His relevance in Nigeria’s politics is much-hyped.

    • A Aminu

      I thought only humans belong to political parties in Nigeria. Does PDP register animals?

    • chris

      can you call your father baboon, l pity you.

  • justme

    And the last person u all need in PDP is Obj,of what use is he anyways to u’all,if not spitting out silly comments that he cudnt even tolerate or condone wen he was president..if he likes he can tear himself apart with the membership card..good riddance to baddest rubbish!!..PDP is way beta off without ur likes sir!!

    • djay

      The last time I checked Gej sent is Govs, David Mark n co at different time to beg Baba, Gej himself went to beg Baba so if he is not relevant why begging? anyway we have heard it before.

  • Rommel

    He acted like that because the PDP is no longer a responsible political party

    • A Aminu

      RIP irresponsible party.

  • Chris1408

    The whole PDP is irresponsible and full of worthless corrupt criminals from GEJ to their street thugs

  • Freethinker

    General Olusegun Obasanjo,

    • Did Buhari commit perjury by swearing falsely on oath, and under the penalty of perjury,
    that he sat for the CAMBRIDGE/WASC exam in 1961 and obtained a WAEC/CAMBRIDGE
    CERTIFICATE that same year, given that WAEC – which was then affiliated with CAMBRIDGE
    in jointly setting that examination – has denied having Muhammadu Buhari on its data records
    either in 1961 or at any time thereafter?

    • ConScience

      Oga I guess you must have been in a coma for a while as the news train has left the station. This propaganda angle won’t work again. Be a bit more creative if you want to taint an honest man.

    • Enyi Enyi

      It is either lying is ingrained in your DNA or your brain is on ERROR mode! This certificate issue has been settled, certificate and statement of result confirmed as geniue. Issue is closed. Please find another falsehood to peddle.

    • chris

      where did you get your own information mr hear say, go and check the dailies

  • tsunami1earthquake

    I don’t know why people are splitting hairs over Obasanjo! What is his electoral value? It is on record Obasanjo never won any election in his life. He had consistently manipulated his way to power all along; and he has manipulated Yar’Adua into power also. He had even wanted to manipulate his way to ‘win’ a third term in office as president. That’s just to show you who Obasanjo really is! Here is Obasanjo, a man who lost deposit in his own political ward, a political ward associated with his ancestral home. So if he could lose in such a ward when he was a sitting ‘head of state’ of what use then is he in winning election for any political party? If he should defect to the APC, for example, this party would not need him one bit to help in winning votes. So he has no value whatsoever. His former political party should just forget about him and move on.

  • KG

    I guess he (OBJ) is a reflection of your party, after all your party PDP gave him to us as president for 8 good years. The truth is that the party and its members are irresponsible. Maybe GEJ will set up a committee to asertain why he tore his membership card. Important nonsense.

  • Benny

    I will get to like OBJ once he becomes handsome! Seems I got to wait till eternity awwww.

    • Joe

      But he’s more handsome than your fisherman ugly father. Right?

  • Maitama Tambari

    Jibril, what I read and seen was that President Obasanjo threw PDP membership card away from where a PDP member picked it up and toured it into pieces. Just to get the news correct. However, CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

  • korona melvin

    A SELFISH BITTER MAN WHO COULDN’T GET WHAT HE WANTED AND NOW RESORTED TO CHEAP COMMENTS THAT ONLY IN TURN MAKES HIM THE OBJECT OF RIDICULE. SHAME ON HIM.. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • esu123

    Obasanjo’s resignation from PDP in such manner is a complete show of childishness from an elder statesman whom so many Nigerians look up to. His resignation from the party is a lost of 1 vote & nothing more, he his not relevant & he is not needed. Birds of same specie flock together, APC is best for him. ‪#‎GEJ4Naija‬ #NO2BUHARI

  • lekanbaraka

    HE IS MORE IRRESPONSIBLE, ITS ONLY AN EDUCATED ILLITERATE THAT WILL BEHAVE IN SUCH A MANNER AT WHICH HE BEHAVES, HOWEVER ITS A GOOD THING HE LEFT.NO MORE INTIMATION, GEJ#4CONTINUITY #GEJ4NAIJA

  • lekanbaraka

    GO OOOOOOOOOO BYE BYE TO AN EVIL MAN,ENEMY OF NIGERIAN PROGRESS. TRANSFORMATION ON POINT WITH HIS EXIT.#GEJ4CONTINUITY#GEJ4NAIJA

  • Debo

    Wikileaks: Buhari is a Destabilisation Agent and “far worse than Obasanjo”- Tinubu

    September 14, 2011 at 8:50am

    If you are wondering why Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his Action Congress of Nigeria could not enter an alliance with General Muhammadu Buhari to dislodge PDP from power in the 2011 Presidential elections, stop wondering. In 2003, Mr Tinubu described Gen. Buhari as an agent of destabilisation and is “far worse than Obasanjo”. In a US Diplomatic cables of 2003-02-21 published by wikileaks, then Lagos State Governor Tinubu explaining why the Alliance

    for Democracy decided to support former President Obasanjo in the 2003 presidetial contest disclosed to a US Embassy official that he does not like President Obasanjo because he contributed to the end of democracy in Nigeria during his tenure as a military president and is now benefiting from that history, yet Tinubu admitted that he and his party, the Alliance for Democracy, must support Obasanjo because Obasanjo is the only candidate who stands a chance of blocking his rival, General Muhammadu Buhari, “whose ethnocentrism would jeopardize Nigeria”s national unity”.

    Tinubu also implied the AD will work to elect Obasanjo to stop the spread the of Sharia.

    Tinubu said Buhari and his ilk are agents of destabilization who would be far worse than Obasanjo. Moreover, Southwest Nigeria is Yoruba land and the President is Yoruba. Tinubu”s party then had no choice since it has not fielded a presidential candidate.

    The cable said Tinubu and many other governors are therefore implementing a strategy to re-elect Obasanjo, partly in an effort to prevent Sharia from spreading. Tinubu predicted that the President will follow his own course, if re-elected, since he will not need as many friends the second time around.

    In the diplomatic cable, Tinubu praised Vice President Atiku Abubakar, whom he has known for many years. Tinubu warned that former military

    strongman Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida and National Security Advisor Aliyu Mohamed will try to discredit Atiku. That effort will fail, Tinubu predicted, because Atiku has the support of the governors and the National Assembly.

    Elaborating on his knowledge of then VP, Tinubu said he has known and understood the VP even before his entry into politics. “Atiku is a detribalized politician who knows where he is going and how to build bridges to get there”, he said. Tinubu expects Atiku will play a larger role in the next presidential administration, especially in economic affairs, while Obasasanjo will concentrate on external relations.

    Tinubu also said Atiku may also assume responsibility for other domestic portfolios in the next administration.

    Tinubu expressed concern about Al Queda’s nominal designation of Nigeria among the countries that need to be liberated from the grasp of American imperialism. Tinubu asserted that the vast majority of his fellow Muslims are neither sympathetic to Baghdad nor extremist Muslims. Nigeria’s moderate Muslims have great sympathy for the United States, he said, and they know that the issue between Iraq and the United Nations relates to weapons of mass destruction, not Islam. The former Governor said Al Qaeda’s message was meant for agitators who might jeopardize Nigeria’s unity and development.

    Regarding security in Nigeria, Tinubu said he expects that even if Gulf war breaks out few people will be incited to hold pro-Iraq or anti-US demonstrations in the southern states, particularly Osun, Oyo and Lagos. He said the politicians do not want international politics to detract from their mobilization efforts for the spring elections.

    Tinubu (himself a Muslim) has been meeting with Muslim leaders who will not support anti-US activities. He promised that any agitators would be “checkmated”. The situation is different in northern Nigeria, he said, where it is politically expedient for moderate politicians to support Sharia. He expects violent demonstrations specifically in Kano, Kaduna and Jos.

    The Diplomatic cable said Tinubu sensed that the United States has not maintained the momentum in its positive engagement of Islam that it had shown shortly after September 11, 2001. Lately, US media outlets have not shown enough concern for Muslims in the coverage of the impending conflict with Iraq. US coverage of the issue has been too intellectual when it is very emotional in the Muslim world.

    This fact has given Iraq a propaganda edge over the US. Tinubu perceives that the USG has not done a very good job explaining its cause to the Muslim world either. Most Muslims, he said, believe President Bush is “simply finishing his father’s business.”

    Even Tinubu, a staunch US supporter, doubts the validity of the US argument.

    In their concluding comment, the US Embassy said:

    “Tinubu is direct, articulate, and a sharp analyst who understands accommodation. He acknowledges the imperative of political compromise in the game for power, even with political actors whom he might be inclined to denigrate. Tinubu credits his going into politics to Atiku’s personal encouragement. Tinubu’s admiration of Atiku suggests that the Governor could bepersuaded to play a national role in an Atiku administration if the VP were elected president four years hence.”

  • A Aminu

    Which past president of Nigeria belonged to a political party to qualify as an example of how past president should behave when leaving a political party? Mr Walid Jubrin should be ashamed of himself. A stooge as he is, was bootlicking OBJ when he was in power, now has the audacity to call him irresponsible. This world is a theatre of all sorts.

  • Ette

    No, he was behaving symbolically by showing how wicked PDP is being torn apart by evil men and women therein. Muazu has stated that his party is full of injustices and such group can only tear itself into shreds which is what Obj was demonstrating. Thank God for rendering their evil confederacy against our nation impotent and causing them to rise up against themselves. This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in the eyes of well meaning NIGERIANS. God bless Nigeria.

  • Gaskiya

    PDP has become party of criminals and people with criminal tendencies. This is why it is dead and many people are exiting. Very soon we will witness more shocking exits in the coming weeks before elections.

  • chris

    YOU PEOPLE ARE JUST MAKING NOISE EVEN PDP KNOWS THAT OBJ IS THE BRIDGE BUILDER BETWEEN SOUTH AND NORTH. AS ANY HAUSA MAN SAID ANY NEGATIVE ABOUT IT IS ONLY THE SOUTH THAT AS MOUTH TO TALK SOME PEOPLE THAT DOES’NT EVEN KNOW THEIR FATHER TALK TO GRANPA. PRAY TO GO OLD

  • Mr. Abdin

    The party called PDP has now become a funny chucky.