Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he would never be a partisan politician.
Obasanjo made the comment yesterday when he received Kogi State governor, Capt. Idris Wada, a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governor, at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
OBJ, as fondly called, however said he would continue to contribute his quota to nation-building.
“Everybody is welcome but they must be with good leadership traits, and genuine intention to improve the country,” he said.
“We should understand first that, not the party makes the person, but the person makes the party. It is who you are that you bring into the party. Though, for now I remain a ‘partyless’ Nigerian, but, I will continue to welcome any Nigerian with good leadership qualities.
“It does not matter which party you are, either, PDP, APC, Labour, APGA any party at all, as long as you a are committed, sincere and a purposeful leader, I am ready for you.
“And that is what our brother is doing. I pray that this country will never be short of this type of people,” Obasanjo said.
Wada said he was at the residence to pay homage to the former president.
“Since we were honored as the best governor yesterday in Lagos, we deemed it appropriate to come down to Abeokuta to report to our father the little recognition we got”.
Culled from: http://dailypost.ng/2015/08/11/ill-remain-partyless-till-i-die-obasanjo/