The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih, on Monday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s exit from the party was not a loss to PDP elders.
He said the former president would not be missed.
Anenih spoke with State House correspondents shortly after attending a meeting of party chiefs with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
It was learnt that the meeting with President Jonathan was ongoing when news filtered in that Obasanjo had publicly tore his PDP membership card in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, while announcing his retirement from partisan politics.
Anenih, who took over from Obasanjo as the BoT chairman of the ruling party, told journalists that “He (Obasanjo) has the right to leave any party and he has the right to join any party. He is a Nigerian”.
In response to the question if PDP will miss the former president and if his exit from the party was not a big loss, Anenih answered in the negative.
“Why should we miss him?” he said. “To us leaders, it is not a loss”.