Obasanjo ripped apart his PDP membership card on Monday, February 16, effectively terminating his involvement with the party.
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has described the departure of former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as "good riddance to bad rubbish".
Fayose also said, via a statement released on Monday, February 16, that the “PDP can sleep with two eyes closed because the lion among our brethren, the tormentor of Nigeria just departed from our party.”
Fayose's statement reads:
"Obasanjo's exit is good riddance to bad rubbish. His departure is inglorious, we will never miss him. Now the PDP can sleep with two eyes closed because the lion among our brethren, the tormentor of Nigeria just departed from our party to join the All Progressives Congress (APC)."
"Obasanjo shouldn't just tear his PDP membership card; he should relinquish the ownership of Bell University, Obasanjo Farms, Obasanjo Presidential Library, and other financial benefits he got during his eight years as president," Fayose said.
"Obasanjo's formal exit from the PDP at this time will further enhance the chance of the party in the presidential election because Nigerians will now see that eight out ofthe 16 years that the APC claimed was a waste was spent by the party because Obasanjo and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who ruled Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 are now members of APC.”
"If there is anything negative about PDP, Obasanjo contributed 50 percent. His eight years tenure is part of the 16 years that the APC people claim is a waste. And now that Obasanjo and Atiku are members of APC, it can be said that APC ruled Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 and the party should be ready to accept the liabilities of Obasanjo and Atiku's government.”
"Therefore, Obasanjo's exit from the PDP is a confirmation that there is victory ahead for our party and mark my words, President Jonathan will be re-elected, Nigeria will have a clean departure from its sordid past, which Obasanjo and Buhari represent and take a giant leap into a promising future."