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Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has however cautioned the aggrieved G-7 governors against leaving the PDP for the APC.
The leadership of APC is wooing governors Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, Sule Lamido of Jigawa, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara and Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto, Amaechi, Nyako and Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State to join the opposition party.
Some chieftains of the party that are with them include former vice president Atiku Abubakar, former Osun State governor and national secretary of the new PDP Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former Kebbi State governor Adamu Aliero, Senator Adamu Abdullahi, deputy chairman of new PDP Jaja Wawa, and its chairman, Kawu Baraje.
Obasanjo asked the aggrieved governors not to remain in the PDP and fight from within because the party had given them the privilege to become whatever they are in politics.
According to a political ally of Obasanjo, the former president is not happy with the development in the PDP and wants the feud to be resolved amicably as soon as practicable.
“Baba Obasanjo has been talking to some of these governors who are very close to him against leaving the PDP for either the APC or the PDM. He has been cautioning them against teaming up with APC in fighting PDP. According to him, their plan to decamp would show them as ingrate to the party that has made them what they are and defecting to opposition amounts to killing the party that has been so good to them,” Obasanjo’s associate said.
The source stated that Obasanjo is also encouraging President Jonathan against daring the aggrieved PDP chieftains “because in politics, everyone matters”.
Corroborating this, Obasanjo’s top aide disclosed that his principal would rather prefer the feud resolved amicably with no victor, no loser approach because going to the opposition would not help them to correct what they are fighting but weaken it.