Previous president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, hosts said that the Peoples Democratic Gathering sank when the previous executive of the gathering, Ahmadu Ali and himself left the gathering.
Obasanjo, who was additionally a previous administrator, Board of Trustees of the gathering, said when he was in the seat as the leader of Nigeria and Ali was the executive, the PDP controlled 30 states out of the 36 states in the nation including Federal capital region.
He said this on Friday amid the show of 40 African conventional drums in recognition of the 40 years of the Festival of Arts and Culture, famously known as FESTAC 77.
The occasion was likewise to respect him for his 80th birthday by the Center for Black and African Arts and Civilisation of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, on Friday.
Obasanjo who was clearly alluding to the inward wrangling in the gathering which has practically disabled it, later implored that the nation would not endure the destiny that has come to pass for PDP.
He said his association with Ali began when they both served Yakubu Gowon’s organization as pastors.
He stated, ” When he(Ahmadu Ali) was the executive of PDP, we controlled 30 out of the 36 states.
“At the point when Ahmadu Ali and I exited, the fortune of PDP sunk, may the fortune of Nigeria never sink.”
Before he finished his announcement, the entire corridor replied with booming “So be it.”
Prior as a component of exercises denoting the 80th birthday of the previous president, there was a global symposium, in which prominent individuals like a previous U.S represetative to the United Nations, Andrew Young, a previous changeless delegate of Kenya to UNESCO, Dr Mary Khimulu among others talked on the topic: ‘Reason and Utilitarian estimations of presidential libraries.’
Youthful in his commitment, depicted Obasanjo as a man of peace and honesty. He noticed the Obasanjo Presidential Library would push other to under his work and initiative qualities.
On her part, Khimulu, said the library was for Nigeria as well as for Africa, and she encouraged the young to exploit it, and grasp the initiative characteristics of the previous president.
She stated, “This is a point of interest that ought to be copied by all African nations.”
While discussing the library, Obasanjo said the library “is a demonstration of God.”
He said that while in the military as Head of State and keeping in mind that he served in war front amid the common war, he didn’t assemble as much materials which could have been in the presidential library.
He said, “Somebody among the university dons who spoke earlier said God has always given me the opportunity to correct my wrongs. Not in all cases but in most cases and this Presidential Library is actually an act of God which He has given to me to correct one of my mistakes of the past and I have said this very often.
“I was in the war front, it was very one significant thing in my life and in the life of Nigeria. I was military head of State, it was one significant thing in my life and in the life of Nigeria but I was not as mindful as I should have been about collecting materials that were connected with those events.”