Why I Am No Longer In Party Politics — Obasanjo

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Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has  reaffirmed his retirement from party politics, asserting that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains a part of his political history.


Obasanjo, speaking during his visit to Osogbo, Osun State, to commission the VIP lodge at the Government House, commended Governor Ademola Adeleke for his dual role as both a diligent worker and an enthusiastic dancer.

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“Some people once despised you for being a dancer, but I maintained that only happy people dance. You are my dancing partner,” Obasanjo expressed, acknowledging Adeleke’s vibrancy and commitment to governance.

Reflecting on the complexities of governing Osun State, Obasanjo emphasized the importance of virtues such as the fear of God, openness, and good character in effective leadership.

He lauded Governor Adeleke’s proactive approach to governance, particularly noting his recent initiative to engage party leaders in deliberations.



“If I say that I don’t know what happened before you got to the government, it is a lie.

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“ But, you did something last week Sunday, by calling leaders of your party. It was my party, but I am not participating in party politics again,” Obasanjo stated, emphasizing his disengagement from partisan activities while applauding Adeleke’s inclusive leadership style.


Governor Adeleke, in his address, highlighted the completion of the VIP lodge as part of his administration’s commitment to fulfilling promises and addressing past neglect of essential projects.


He reiterated his determination to complete all abandoned projects initiated by his predecessors, emphasizing the importance of continuity and progress in governance.



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