According to the National Secretary of the PDP, Professor Adewale Oladipo, the PDP membership card torn by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on February 16th had long expired as it was signed by a former acting chairman of the party, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje who is now a chieftain in the APC.
According to Professor OLadipo, Chief Obasanjo is over 80 years old and there are certain actions people of his age take that they themselves can’t explain. Prof Oladiposaid this while speaking to a group of students who came to show their solidarity for President Jonathan at the party’s National secretariat in Abuja yesterday.
“Baba is over 80 and my mother is around Obasanjo’s age. 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 Professor Oladipo. So the card he tore was a Baraje card, which we were going to destroy anyway. So I think Baba started it. Lastly, Baba is a very intelligent man. When Baba was helping us, he knew that a lot of people could have complained that they could have voted for PDP but Baba was there. You know when a big tree exists in a big forest, smaller trees cannot grow. If that big tree leaves, 10 to 20 smaller trees will grow. In politics, one big tree has a vote, while 20 small trees have 20 votes. If you do the arithmetic, I am a scientist, I know that head or tail, it is a win win situation for PDP,” he said.