Obasanjo gives condition to back new mega party

Please forgive me - Olusegun Obasanjo

Rumors of a proposed mega party by aggrieved opposition politicians of major political parties is no longer a rumor.

This coming as former President Obasanjo has laid out conditions upon which he will back the new party.

The mega party is believed to have the silent support of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP.

This faction currently controls 11 states in the country.

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Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar of the APC are said to be warming up to the idea of a new party.

The party is being championed to challenge the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election.

A source privy to the information said former President Obasanjo said he’d back the move under one condition.

“He (Obasanjo) addressed the group that met with him.

“He informed them that he had made too many mistakes in his life and for the nation.

“He said one of his mistakes was his blanket support for APC and President Muhammadu Buhari.

“He said he was, therefore, was not prepared to make any more mistakes.

“Baba said he will fully support a mega party so far as Atiku Abubarka is not its Presidential candidate

“Before the December 2014 APC’s national convention, Baba informed Rotimi Amaechi and others not to back Buhari.

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“He told them to vote for (Rabiu) Kwankwaso.

“But his advice was ignored and now Nigerians are suffering for it.

“Also, so far Tinubu is a major backer of the proposed mega party, it is very unlikely that Saraki will leave the APC to join forces with Tinubu.

“The PDP component has not really been determined yet.

“For now, the plan is to take total control of the party, finish off Ali Modu Sheriff and then move on in that light.

“Ultimately, it may be where we are headed, but the truth is we must first tidy up the PDP house before moving on.”