The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said whether former President Olusegun Obasanjo returns to the party or not, the party would survive.
The party said it would respect the decision of the former President, but it would not compel him to return to the party.
Obasanjo had on Tuesday vowed never to return to the party, saying he would rather remain a statesman, working for the interest of the nation.
Reacting, the spokesperson for the PDP, Dayo Adeyeye, said Obasanjo had earlier said that he would not return to the party, adding that as an individual, the party would respect his views.
He said, “He has said it before that he won’t return to the party. We are not going to force him. No individual is bigger than the party.
“Obasanjo has the right to hold his opinion. But the PDP will not die, either he joins us or not.
“We respect his opinion. There’s nothing to say more than that. He is an individual and we respect him.”