Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party on how to improve the fortune of the party.
Obasanjo gave the advice when he received in audience PDP leaders from SouthWest led by the party’s National Vice Chairman (South West), Dr Eddy Olafeso, on Sunday at his Pent-House Residence inside Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Oke – Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The former president said he foresaw PDP’s loss in the 2015 poll saying the party needed to cleanse its house in order to turn the tables in future elections.
His word, “I knew PDP would lose election in 2015 because it was clear. And I knew PDP will need to be rebuilt after losing the election.
“You need what I call 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 the Nigeria’s project. For me, till death, I will continue to push for a better Nigeria.
“I said if you compare the two of them (referring to Atiku and Buhari); with what I know and all I have written about the incumbent which they have decided to cover up, Atiku is better than the incumbent by far. That’s the point I am making. And nobody is perfect. “I am not a perfect person. I have my shortcomings. If I deny my shortcomings, it means I am not being truthful to myself. But, my shortcomings has nothing to do with my love for Nigeria. It has nothing to do with being greedy or selfishness.”