The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, downplayed the influence of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, to its survival, saying whether or not Obasanjo returned to its fold, the party will not die.
No going back: After a meeting with the caretaker Chairman of the PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, on Tuesday, Obasanjo had reiterated his resolve not to return to the party saying he will not go back to his vomit.
The party will not die: In reaction, the PDP spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, said the party respects the decision of the former President and would not coerce him into returning to the party since no individual is bigger than the party.
“He has said it before (that he won’t return to the party). We are not going to force him. No individual is bigger than the party. Obasanjo has the right to hold his opinion. But the PDP will not die, either he joins us or not. We respect his opinion. There’s nothing to say more than that. He is an individual and we respect him,” Adeyeye said.