The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to expose past misdeeds of the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, over his recent negative statement against the party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for 2023 presidential election.
The party challenged Obasanjo to provide a clarification on what he meant that he made a mistake picking Atiku as his vice between 1999 and 2007 or else his misdeeds would be exposed to Nigerians.
The chairman of the PDP’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, at a press conference in Kaduna State on Monday, gave Obasanjo 48 hours to clarify his statement or face the party’s wrath.
Obasanjo was quoted to have said in an interaction with some secondary school students at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State that he made a mistake picking as his vice.
Reacting to Obasanjo’s statement, the PDP chief said the former president must openly accept or deny the statement credited to him about Atiku within 48 hours or risk getting his secrets exposed.
He said Obasanjo’s statement might not be unconnected with his bitterness and resentment for being denied the opportunity to execute a third term agenda.
According to Jibrin: “I wish to appeal to former President Obasanjo to come out openly to repeat what he has said. Whether or not he was misquoted or meant what was credited to him.
“Although he has not debunked what was reported, one can assume that what was quoted to have been said by him is correct, but if he fails to openly come out and say which is correct in 48 hours, you will hear the bombardment and I will have no option but to break the egg and tell the whole world and Nigerians who is Obasanjo.
“There is no doubt Obasanjo may still be angry with Atiku even after helping him to succeed but perhaps for truncating his third term agenda, in any case, Alhaji Abubakar Atuku is our presidential candidate and I can tell you for sure that he will be the President in 2023 Insha Allah.”