Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that he would never return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
According to the former leader, he has retired from partisan politics.
It will be recalled that Obasanjo renounced his membership of the party in 2015,
He made this position known when he received the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu; and other stakeholders who paid him a visit on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
According to sources, the visit was targeted at returning Obasanjo to the opposition party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
But, Obasanjo, while speaking with stakeholders, said he had vowed to remain as a statesman. He, however, said PDP would always be part of his life.
He said, “I’m no longer in partisan politics and there is nothing that can bring back. Anybody who wants my advice, I will always be there in the best interest of Nigeria.
“Whatever I do in my own life…because I became president on the platform of PDP, PDP will continue to be part of my life.
“Since the day I tore my PDP card, that was the day I ceased to be a member of PDP. That day I vowed not to be a member of any political party. I will continue to be a statesman.”