Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called for the immediate suspension of the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo by the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for alleged anti -party activities.
He urged the party to set up a panel to probe Obasanjo’s anti-party activities.
Fayose who spoke with the newsmen in Ado Ekiti Friday was apparently reacting to the visit of the five PDP governors to the former president at his Abeokuta country home on Thursday, said Chief Obasanjo was working against the interest of PDP and by extension, the president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as he was secretly working for the success of APC at the poll
Fayose described the visit of the PDP governors to Obasanjo as unwarranted, unnecessary and uncalled for, as he, Obasanjo has already made up his mind to work against the president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan.
The governor said PDP as a party must stop condoning indiscipline, saying; “nobody should be treated as being bigger than the party.”
He added that Obasanjo who does not appreciate others deserve no respect, adding that “no amount of mudslinging from him will stop President Goodluck Jonathan’s reelection.”
The governor said visiting Obasanjo to plead with him to rescind his decision not to participate in the party’s activities was capable of encouraging other members of the party to openly disrespect the office of President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed forces of Nigeria as being done by Obasanjo.
“A man who has refused to respect the office of the President of Nigeria that he once occupied does not also deserve respect from anyone.”
The governor, who described Obasanjo as one of the major problems of Nigeria, added that the former president’s open castigation of President Goodluck Jonathan was unbecoming of someone who led the country for 11 years and wasted billions of naira in his attempt to perpetuate himself in office beyond the constitutionally recognised two-term.
He said; “Have you ever heard a former president of the United States of America (USA) openly abusing a sitting president of the country?
“Does it mean that former USA president, Bill Clinton agreed with all the policies of George W. Bush and the incumbent president, Barack Obama?
“Obasanjo is behaving unpresidentially and he must be told to respect himself.”
Speaking further, Fayose said Obasanjo was already a member of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and that he was pushing for one of his loyalists to be the party’s Vice presidential candidate.
He said; “Obasanjo is a man who can never be pleased. His principle of life is; if it is not his way, it must not be another person’s way.
“Even if President Jonathan gives Obasanjo his blood today, he (Obasanjo) cannot change because he is already neckdeep in the APC agenda, with his eyes on the vice presidential ticket of the party.
“Therefore, no amount of visits by PDP governors can make him change his mind about President Jonathan, whom he hates not because he has not performed, but because he (Jonathan) did not hand over his presidency to him.”