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Olusegun Obasanjo Ex-President’s torn card had already expired, PDP says

This was disclosed by the National Secretary of the party, Wale Oladipo on Tuesday, February 24.

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo play

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

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Obasanjo tears PDP membership card play

Obasanjo tears PDP membership card

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The Peoples Democratic Party has said that the membership card torn by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo had already expired.

This was disclosed by the National Secretary of the party, Wale Oladipo on Tuesday, February 24.

Obasanjo had asked the Chairman of his PDP Ward in Abeokuta, Surajudeen Oladunjoye to tear the card during a meeting on February 16.

“Baba (Obasanjo) is over 80 years and my mother is around Obasanjo’s age and when you reach that age, you do things that only you can explain,” Oladipo said during a meeting with a group of students.

“Secondly, you will see that Baba did not tear our card. He asked somebody ostensibly to do the tearing and I am assuring you that the card that was torn was not the current PDP card. The current PDP card is signed by Mu’azu and Oladipo. So the card he tore was a Baraje card, which we were going to destroy anyway,” Oladipo added.

He also stated that Obasanjo’s departure might attract more people to the PDP.

"Lastly Baba is a very intelligent man. When Baba was helping us, he knows that a lot of people could have complained that they could have voted for PDP but Baba is there. You know when a big tree exits in a big forest, smaller trees cannot grow. If that big tree leaves, 10 to 20 smaller trees will grow,” Oladipo said.

“In politics one big tree has a vote, while twenty small trees have 20 votes. If you do the arithmetic, I am a scientist, I know that head or tail, it is a win win situation for PDP,” he added.

Oladipo also stated that the PDP would shock the South-West branch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming elections.

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