By Dare Lawal
One of the most enduring quotes of the PDP’s 16 years as ruling party was one made by its former National Chairman, Vincent Ogbulafor.
In the hey days of the Obasanjo administration when the march of the PDP seemed unstoppable, Ogbulafor boasted that the PDP will rule Nigeria for at least 60 years before any other party wins.
Undortunately for him, the party only managed 16 years before last month’s APC wave ensured that from May 29, Nigeria will have another ruling party.
Typical of politicians in this season, Ogbulafor has wasted no time in identifying himself with the APC.
He was at the APC national secretariat on Friday where he held talks with the national chairman, John Oyegun. The meeting fuelled speculations that Ogbulafor might be on his way out of the PDP.
The two men met for about 45 minutes after which Ogbulafor spoke to journalists.
He said he still remains a member of the PDP, and even if he decides to defect, it won’t be now.
“I have been National Chairman, National Secretary and Minister. I will remain in PDP until it becomes necessary to make a change,” he said.
Ogbulafor insisted that he was at the APC secretariat to congratulate the party’s national chairman on the victory of the party in the just concluded general elections.
Reminded of his “60-year rule” quote, Ogbulafor said the prediction did not come to pass because of the dismantling of the Nigerian Governors Forum.