Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday asked Nigerians to count him out of any factionalisation of the strife-torn Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking through his chief of staff, Deacon Victor Durodola, the former chairman of PDP Board of Trustees said it was his wish to reconcile the aggrieved in order for the party to remain one.
“Former President Olusegun Obasanjo does not belong to any faction of the party; he is a leader of the PDP. Baba is a former President of the country under the platform of PDP, former chairman, Board of Trustees of the party, you don’t expect him to belong to any faction of the party.
“As far as he is concerned, PDP is one and what is happening is a disagreement within the PDP family; it is a family affair which will soon come to an end. Baba is a mediator and you don’t expect a mediator to take sides in a feud.
“Those who are insinuating that Baba belongs to one faction or the other are missing it. It is his wish that peace and unity return to the party and that is what he is working on till this hour. The idea that some people are after him because of his resolve to end the crisis does not arise. He believes that the party will come out of the crisis stronger,” he said.