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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that the show in which former President Goodluck Jonathan tore his membership card of the party may have been a tactical move on his part to draw more support to the party.
National Secretary of the party, Dr. Wale Oladipo, on Tuesday said Obasanjo might have left the party in order for it to have more followers.
Oladipo spoke during a courtesy call on him by some students, who claimed to be working for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.
While declaring his leaving the party, Obasanjo had asked the chairman of the PDP in his Ward at Abeokuta, Mr. Usman Oladunjoye to tear his membership card.
But Oladipo said, “You know when a big tree exits 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 twenty 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.”
According to him, “Baba is a very intelligent man. When Baba was helping us, he knows that a lot of people could have complained that they could have voted for PDP but Baba is there”.
The party also that the card torn by the former President had expired, because it was signed by the party’s former Acting National Chairman, Alhaji Kawu Baraje.
Baraje had since left the party and he is now a chieftain of the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Commenting on Obasanjo’s action, Oladipo, said the card had been changed.
He said himself and the national chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu signed the current cards being used by the party members.
He said, “Baba (Obasanjo) is over 80 years and my mother is around Obasanjo’s age and 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 Oladipo. So the card he tore was a Baraje card, which we were going to destroy anyway. So I think Baba started it.”

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