Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has denied returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
On Friday, he was spotted at the Musa Yar’adua Centre, venue of the inauguration ceremony of the PDP convention committee.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, the former president said:
“Those who know me, know that I have publicly announced my quitting partisan politics and those who will believe the purported story will believe anybody who tells him that his or her mother is not a woman”.
According to the statement, Obasanjo was in Abuja on the invitation of the Commodities Association Stakeholders, to the “Zero Hunger Nigeria” event at the Musa Yar’adua Centre.
After the meeting commenced some people walked up to where he was seated and at closer glance, he recognized them to be politicians and they exchanged pleasantries.
“The former President cracked jokes with them calling them invaders and gate crashers.
“Those who know me, know that I have publicly announced my quitting partisan politics and those who will believe the purported story will believe anybody who tells him that his or her mother is not a woman.
“If I quit a party when it was alive and seemingly united, how could I go back to a now divided, factionalized party grasping for breath?” the statement added.
The statement further noted that the former president is calling for an investigation and sanction on anybody involved in spreading this rumour in order to serve as deterrent to others.