According to certain media outlets, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo claims he is done with politics and has no plans to start a new political party.
On Monday, Obasanjo issued a statement headlined, “Obasanjo Not Forming Political Party.” Kehinde Akinyemi, the ex-Special president’s Assistant on Media Affairs, signed it.
According to Akinyemi, his principal, who is now in Kabul, Afghanistan, as a guest of President Ashraf Ghani, has stated that the claim is incorrect and that “no plan to float a new political party now or in the near future” exists.
Obasanjo was quoted as saying, “In my part of the world, when you say goodnight in a place, you do not go back there and say good evening. The one who reported that may need to visit Yaba Left. And those who believe it can believe that their mothers are men.
“I’m done with partisan politics but by my position in Nigeria and in Africa and without being immodest and indeed in the world my door must be opened and it is open to any individual or group of individuals who want to seek my opinion, view or advice on any issue or matter and I will respond to the best of my ability, without being part of that individual or group.”