As 2015 draws closer by the day, major political actors in the country are seriously strategising on the right camp to belong. One party that is most hit by this development is no other than; the People Democratic Party, with the emergence of the New PDP.Contrary to the expectations of many, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that he is interested in the peaceful resolution of the crisis in the PDP than pitching his tent with either of the faction. Obasanjo is of the believe that the PDP will lose the 2015 elections if the crisis is not resolved. Biznesswatch.com reliably gathered that Obasanjo had told Jonathan one-on-one to forget contesting in 2015 in order to allow peace reign in party, but Jonathan told him that his people want him to contest again.
Reiterating his boss’ position, Obasanjo’s chief of staff, Deacon Victor Durodola, said:
“He does not belong to any faction of the party; he is a leader of the PDP. Baba is a former President of the country under the platform of PDP, former chairman, Board of Trustees of the party, you don’t expect him to belong to any faction of the party.
“As far as he is concerned, PDP is one and what is happening is a disagreement within the PDP family; it is a family affair which will soon come to an end. Baba is a mediator and you don’t expect a mediator to take sides in a feud.
“Those who are insinuating that Baba belongs to one faction or the other are missing it. It is his wish that peace and unity return to the party and that is what he is working on till this hour.