Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has forgiven the People Democratic Party, PDP.
This statement was made by Kehinde Akinyemi, Media Aide to OBJ today in Abeokuta while speaking on the courtesy visit PDP National Executives to the Presidential library.
Akinyemi said that the Party apologised to the former President for bad conduct and mistreatment; adding that he advised that the Coalition Unit of Political Parties, CUPP being championed by PDP, he said Obasanjo advised that the coalition should remain an alliance as being projected and not a merger.
www.jtownclusterng.com had earlier reported that PDP Executives are in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo.
According to Akinyemi, the visit offered PDP and opportunity to discuss with Obasanjo on issues such as, the situation in the country, the progress of the Memorandum of Understanding on grand alliance of the Coalition of United Political Parties.
His words, “The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus also appealed to Obasanjo to continue to proffer solutions to the nation’s socio-economic and political problems”.
‘‘The MoU for grand alliance is what it says, a grand alliance. It is neither a merger nor absorption of any political party by any political party.
‘‘It is clear for the parties which agreed to be members of the alliance to work together to achieve one important common objective at the national level for the election of 2019.
‘‘Where it is appropriate and necessary, members may also form alliance and co-operation at the state level.
‘‘The individuality and independence of each political party must be observed and respected by all parties concerned.
‘‘It is also desirable that in the process of implementing the MoU to achieve the set objective, solidarity and focus on the objective must be maintained.
‘‘Each member political party must be cautious of fake news, rumours, blackmail, and seeds of discord that may be sown among them from external quarters,’’ Akinyemi quoted Obasanjo as saying.
Secondus, who spoke with newsmen shortly after the meeting, said the chieftains of the party were in Abeokuta to consult with Obasanjo ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“We want to meet with baba Obasanjo to encourage him to fight on. He is a warrior, he is a winner. We are not meeting him on personal ground. It is on our struggle to rescue our nation”, Secondus said.