Obasanjo Shuns PDP Reconciliation, As Members Move Against Tukur

Indications emerged suggesting that the crisis of confidence between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his protégé, President Goodluck Jonathan, is yet to abate as sources stated that the former leader has shunned moves for reconciliation between the two.

This is coming just as some aggrieved members have commenced moves to oust the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from office owing to series of crises within the party.

The underground moves, LEADERSHIP gathered, is aimed at easing the Adamawa born politician out of the party’s leadership owing to what the aggrieved members termed his highhanded manner in running the party.

Both President Jonathan and Obasanjo have been at loggerheads regarding how the party should be managed with the latter throwing darts in the direction of the former on how he has been managing the country.

President Jonathan retaliated by weeding out those perceived to be loyal to Obasanjo from the party’s hierarchy both at the national level and the South West zone.

The casualties of the battle of wits between the two include the former national secretary of the party, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and the national auditor, Alhaji Bode Mustapha.

Also, the Olusegun Oni-led zonal executive committee of the party was dissolved by the national leadership which? hinged its move on an existing court order purportedly outing them from office.

The source said the development had left Obasanjo and his loyalists bruised, prompting yet another rounds of crisis within the ranks of the party, necessitating reconciliatory moves by the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur-led national executive.

Sources close to former leader told LEADERSHIP that Obasanjo has continued to shun entreaties to him by some leaders of the PDP who have continued to reach out to him to solve the lingering crisis ahead of the 2015 general elections.

The sources told our correspondent that the former leader has continued to make himself unavailable to those that the leadership of the PDP has delegated to pacify him.

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