The People’s Democratic Party PDP says former President Olusegun Obasanjo is not a member of the party despite his endorsement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the presidential aspirant of the PDP.
Obasanjo it will be recalled in February 2015 denounced his membership of the party and went ahead to hand over his membership card to the party.
In a statement on Monday, PDP spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan said the former president has not yet indicated his interest to re-join the party but would be welcomed when he finally does.
“On the issue of giving former President Olusegun Obasanjo a new party membership card, we are not there yet. Former President Obasanjo said he is a statesman. And he has not indicated his desire to return to our party. I am sure if he does it today, he will be issued a party card immediately.
“The desire to remove Buhari from power is a pan-Nigerian movement. Many Nigerians from all walks of life are eager to remove him from office because of his incompetence and because his presidency has failed Nigerians.
“So, the decision has no party bearing. It is a pan-Nigerian movement but because the task can only be achieved through a political party and because the PDP has repositioned itself, having being rebranded and reformed, Nigerians are rallying across party lines to our party in order to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from power through the ballot box,” he said.