I’ve retired from party politics, Obasanjo insists 

For the umpteenth time, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he is no longer in party politics.

Obasanjo who was in Osogbo, Osun state to commission the VIP lodge at the government house, Sunday, said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) remains his former political party.

The statement generated reactions as former governor of Osun state, Olagunsoye said, ‘Baba it is our party,” and people laughed.

Obasanjo who applauded Governor Ademola Adeleke for not being a dancing governor alone but also working, said, “some people once despise you that you are a dancer, but I said only happy people dance. You are my dancing partner,” Obasanjo said.

He described Osun as a complex state, saying that ‘it is not difficult to govern but with fear of God, openness, and good character. What I have heard and saw since three days ago that I have been here, if there is doubt in anybody that you are working, tell the person to come and see. If you remember that at one time I phoned you, I said don’t hate dancing but as you are dancing, ensure you are working.

“If I say that I don’t know what happened before you get to government, it is a lie. But you did something last week Sunday, by calling leaders of your party, it was my party but am not participating in party politics again. I am happy that you called them for deliberation. Senator Olu Alabi is here, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola. We should bring everyone on board. I have talked to two out of three of them, it is a good move which is not only good for the party but for the state and the country.”