The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu literally went on his knees Wednesday, saying that the party has offended former President Olusegun Obasanjo and asked that he should, as a father forgive the entire stakeholders, leaders, elders and members of the party, while describing him as the leader of the party.
Muazu while speaking at Wadata Plaza, PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, when he received former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, OGD back to the PDP.
Muazu admitted that mistakes were made in the past and Obasanjo should come and lead the party, adding that the leader of the party, President Goodluck Jonathan was also waiting eagerly for him to come back to the party.
According to Muazu “I want to join OGD, I want to join my dear senior brother and indeed all the teeming members here to very sincerely apologise to our leader, to our baba, my baba, General Olusegun Obasanjo to forgive us. We cannot continue. I know he has been very prayerful. In the Villa, I know he used to pray every morning. Very early, 5:30 to 6am, he was praying. And I know he keeps on praying all the time. Baba, you have to forgive us. I beg you in the name of the almighty God, we are your children. We will not agree even if you want to throw the baby with the bath water, the baby will not go with you.”So, please baba, we apologise. Come and lead us. Even the president is waiting for you. Come and lead us. You are our leader, we appreciate you, we thank you for your leadership.’’
Meanwhile, Chairman, South West PDP Integration Committee and Senate President, Senator David Mark and Daniel took turn to apologise to Obasanjo, who was the former Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT of the party.
Senator Mark hailed Obasanjo and also tendered an unreserved apology to him. Senator Mark stressed that the PDP family needed him so much if the PDP must be strong especially in the zone and Nigeria in particular.
“Daniel is right that older persons are always right. All of us in the PDP are begging Baba to forgive us even if he is annoyed with us. We truly apologise to him. He should forgive us because he cannot throw us away; He will have to forgive us and make sure we are not sheep without shepherd,” Senator Mark pleaded.
Earlier, former governor Gbenga Daniel, who led members of Labour Party, LP back to PDP, however apologised for any wrong done to Obasanjo in the party, pleading that he should not abandon the house he built.
He said, “I have returned to my party. There is no situation where there are no differences, these differences have been settled. If Labour Party is actually strong in Ogun State, can it swallow PDP? It is the big fish that swallows the small fish and today PDP has swallowed Labour Party.”