Former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) may never come back to power if the party is still filled with members who are after their pockets and stomach.
Obasanjo said if the party is serious of bouncing back to power, it must “purge itself of bad eggs”.
Obasanjo said such individuals lacked commitment to returning the opposition party to its lost glory.
The former Nigerian leader said PDP needs a vibrant voice and opposition with a view to building a virile democracy.
He said he would only support people who have genuine interest of the interest of the country.
“I knew PDP would lose the election in 2015 because it was clear, and I knew PDP will need to be rebuilt after losing the election,” the former president told his guests,” he said.
“You need what I call a critical mass of committed people, and come rain, come shine they are committed. With that, you can make Nigeria better.
:You see peoples’ faces beautiful but you don’t know what each person harbours inside of him. If you discover a bad egg, remove such a person and if such person has learnt his or her lessons, there can still be room to accommodate the person.
“Politically speaking, you can’t be my friend if you don’t buy into Nigeria’s project. For me, till death, I will continue to push for a better Nigeria.”
Obasanjo is one of the leaders in Nigeria who has supported Atiku to challenge the victory of Buhari at the tribunal.