Obasanjo declares, “I am not engaging in party politics once more.”

May 14, 2024 | Politics | 0 comments

During a visit to Osogbo, Osun State, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo reiterated his withdrawal from active participation in party politics.

Acknowledging his past affiliation with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Obasanjo clarified that he has since retired from direct involvement in political party affairs. While attending the commissioning ceremony of the VIP lodge at the Government House, he commended Governor Ademola Adeleke for his governance approach and efforts to revive stalled projects.

In his address to Adeleke, Obasanjo praised the governor’s inclusive governance style, emphasizing that Adeleke’s penchant for dancing does not diminish his effectiveness as a leader. He remarked, “Some may have criticized you for your dancing, but I have always believed that only happy people dance. You are my dancing partner.”

Describing Osun State as a complex entity, Obasanjo emphasized that effective governance requires qualities such as godliness, transparency, and integrity. He commended Adeleke’s proactive approach to governance, noting that despite his personal disengagement from party politics, he appreciates the governor’s efforts to engage various stakeholders for the betterment of the state.

Obasanjo highlighted Adeleke’s recent initiative to convene leaders from different political backgrounds for discussions, citing the importance of inclusivity and collaboration in governance. He encouraged Adeleke to continue fostering unity and dialogue, noting the positive impact it could have on both the political landscape and the state’s development trajectory.

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