He said they took the decision when they felt that the country stood at a crossroads.
Obasanjo said, “Three or four other of us from different part of the country got together and said to ourselves what do we do
“We said what is the problem with us and why are we still not growing. We got talking and knew we needed to do something.
“What do we need to deal with for this Nigeria of ours to become what God has created it to be. A land flowing with milk and honey, that is the intention of God for creating Nigeria.”
The former President, who spoke on Thursday at a reception held in his honour at the Government House, Yola, Taraba State, said so far, Buhari had not disappointed the country.
He said, “So far, Buhari has not disappointed us. I trust him, he will not fail Nigerians. I know he will overcome the challenges the country is currently facing.”
He, however, said Nigeria needed to get its acts right in the area of politics, governance and leadership for the country to develop.
According to the Cable, Obasanjo reiterated his decision to dump the Peoples Democratic Party was final.
He said that having drawn the curtain on his membership of the PDP, there is no coming back.
Obasanjo said, “In the part of the country where I come from, there is a saying that you cannot say ‘good night’ and come back to say ‘good evening’ in the same place.
“So for me, it is good night for the PDP and that is all.”
It will be recalled the former president dumped the PDP in a dramatic manner.