THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday said that the membership card torn by former President Olusegun Obasanjo recently was an expired card that no longer qualified him as a member of the party.
The party also stated it’s readiness to capture the South West geo-political zone and win the March 28 presidential election convincingly.
PDP National Secretary, Wale Oladipo, while receiving a delegation of students mobilization group for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election, stated that Obasanjo’s membership card was among the expired cards the PDP leadership had already isolated for destruction.
Oladipo said: “Baba is over 80 and my mother is around Obasanjo’s age and when you reach that age, you do things that only you can explain. Secondly, you will see that Baba did not tear our card. He asked somebody ostensibly to do the tearing and I am assuring you that the card that was torn was not the current PDP card. The current PDP card is signed by Mu’azu and Prof. Wale Oladipo. So the card he tore was the one signed by the former PDP Acting National Chairman, Kawu Baraje, which we were going to destroy anyway.”
And expressing confidence that Jonathan would record a convincing victory, PDP National Deputy Chairman, Uche Secondus, said the party would shock the opposition in the South West by achieving an unimaginable level of victory in that zone.
“If you look well, the projects commissioned by President Jonathan in the last few weeks were in the South West including two power projects.”
He mentioned the Lagos-Ibadan expressway as one of those projects in the South West that could sway votes in favour of the President.