Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose has called for the immediate suspension of the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities. He also alleged that the former president is already a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking following the visit of five PDP governors to the former president at his Abeokuta country home on Thursday, Fayose said Obasanjo was working against the interest of the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan, as it was evident that he is secretly working for the success of APC at the poll.
Fayose noted that Obasanjo’s relationship with the opposition lately, suggests he is already a member of the APC. Fayose also alleged that he was pushing for one of his loyalists to be the party’s Vice presidential candidate.
The governor therefore urged the PDP to stop condoning indiscipline, saying “nobody should be treated as being bigger than the party.”
“A man who has refused to respect the office of the President of Nigeria that he once occupied does not also deserve respect from anyone,” Fayose said.
“Have you ever heard a former president of the United States of America (USA) openly abusing a sitting president of the country?
“Does it mean that former USA president, Bill Clinton agreed with all the policies of George W. Bush and the incumbent president, Barack Obama?
“Obasanjo is behaving unpresidentially and he must be told to respect himself.”
Fayose further described the former president as “a man who can never be pleased. His principle of life is; if it is not his way, it must not be another person’s way.
“Even if President Jonathan gives Obasanjo his blood today, he (Obasanjo) cannot change because he is already neckdeep in the APC agenda, with his eyes on the vice presidential ticket of the party.
“Therefore, no amount of visits by PDP governors can make him change his mind about President Jonathan, whom he hates not because he has not performed, but because he (Jonathan) did not hand over his presidency to him,” Fayose said.