Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo, the ex-wife of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has unveiled her plan to float a new political party with the name, Abundant Blessing Congress, ABC. According to her, the establishment of the party is a divine assignment given to her by God for the rescue of Nigeria from sadistic powers.
She made this known in an interview with The Sun while explaining her interest in floating a new political party instead of finding accommodation in existing platforms.
“I have a divine assignment from God to come out with something like this. It has a divine agenda. What is the divine agenda? What is the agenda? It is to create a selfless platform for people to come together and become the custodian, part and parcel towards rebuilding this nation.
“We shouldn’t leave it to only the government of the day to run. It is going to be a kind of shadow government, that will also externalise itself in all that they want to do for the nation.
“The Abundant Blessing Congress will also be internalizing what they want to do and that’s what we are going to externalize in the nation. That’s why I said we shall have a shadow government, because right now, what we have doesn’t make me happy.”
Taiwo Obasanjo said the party is yet to be registered with INEC and made it clear that she was not a voice for the former president, rather, she said, ‘I am a voice for the Almighty God’.
“She added that her position as a mother makes it natural for her to play her own part to ameliorate the suffering of her family when she sees her children going through pain therefore, ‘what we are trying to do is a family affair, a family platform’.
Stating in specific terms what her platform is trying to do differently she explained that it would be a platform where men and women would come together and enjoy an opportunity to go into any elective office, adding that she has no intention of forward for any elective office.
“I, Taiwo Obasanjo will not be seeking an elective office but my members can. The party is hinged on three S: selfless sacrifice, selfless service and the third is selfless submission, saturated with self discipline and accountability. Selfless service is about serving people not with the motive of money. When we talk about self discipline, even if you come, it is a conservative party, but open to suggestion, open to improvement.”