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Obasanjo ‘PDP died the day ex-president tore his membership card,’ Opara says

Chairman of the National Unity Party (NUP), Chief Perry Opara also said that the former ruling party is “gone and gone forever.”

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Chairman of the National Unity Party (NUP), Chief Perry Opara has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) died the day former president, Olusegun Obasanjo tore his membership card.

Opara also said that the former ruling party is “gone and gone forever.”

He made the comments on Wednesday, February 15, to counter claims by former president, Goodluck Jonathan that PDP is still Nigeria’s strongest party.

“I totally disagree with former President Jonathan. In the first place, he caused PDP’s defeat in 2015. He should not have contested in 2015,” Opara said according to Leadership.

“He should have allowed Dr. Tafawa Balewa and others to compete with him in the 2015 PDP presidential primary. Jonathan is a good man but not a courageous leader. Courageous leaders strengthen institutions to make them strong. Weak leaders don’t make institutions strong.

“PDP is gone and gone forever. PDP died the day Obasanjo tore his membership card. Jonathan woke up from his political slumber very late in the day. When he lost election in April 2015, leaders of PDP went to him severally to reorganise the party but he could not do that until he left office. Even after leaving office he could not do anything for PDP; he ran away.

“Two years after, he has realized his mistakes to reorganise PDP when things have gone bad. No way! It is late. His entry into PDP now will create the 3rd faction in the party. He should step back and enjoy his retirement. The soul of PDP has left and will never come back,” he added.

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Obasanjo tore his PDP membership card on February 16, 2015.

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