The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expelled former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
Obasanjo, who said he got hint of his expulsion, had about two hours before the party announced the decision, tore his membership card and pronounced his exit from the party.
Obasanjo, who spoke with newsmen at his Hilltop mansion residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, said as a man with his ears to the ground, he was aware of the plot to expel him.
He said during a visit to him by the members of the party from Ward II in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State, where he hails from, that he was leaving the party for good.
He also had the Chairman of the party in his Ward, Alhaji Usman Oladunjoye, tear his membership card.
He said: “They said they want to expel me from PDP.
“Although I have not been told, but I have my ears on ground.
“We’ve been trying to run away from a man but he pleads we wait for him at the other side of the river.”
Obasanjo, however, said after he leaves the PDP, he will not join any other political party.
He said: “I have told you before that I became president on the platform of PDP.
“Once I leave the PDP, I will not join any party.
“I will only be a Nigerian.
“I am ready to work with anybody regardless of political affiliation.
“Why would some people say they want to send me away?
“They don’t need to bother themselves.
“Here’s your membership card, take it.
“From today on, in the presence of all us and with your support, I am not going to be in any political party in Nigeria.
“I am no more a politician but a statesman both internally and externally.
“The issued that they want to expel me from the party for, once you people are with me what other people am I looking for?”