Resignation: Obasanjo bears no grudge against Tukur – Spokesperson

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo says he’s not responsible for Tukur’s resignation

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that he bears no animosity against the former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bamanga Tukur.

The media assistant to the former president, Tunde Oladunjoye, said Mr. Obasanjo had no grudge against Mr. Tukur.

“I want you to note that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has nothing personal against Alhaji Bamanga Tukur,” he said.

Mr. Oladunjoye, with reference to Mr. Obasanjo’s recent letter to Mr. Tukur, said that the former president did not call for the former PDP chairman’s resignation. He said that the issues raised in the letter were purely based on personal principle.

“If you look at Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s last letter to the former national chairman, the issues he raised in that letter were much more than Tukur’s resignation,” he said.

Mr. Oladunjoye, however, said that the issues raised in Mr. Obasanjo’s letter were yet to be addressed.

Mr. Obasanjo had written a letter dated January 7 to Mr. Tukur in which he announced his withdrawal from activities of the party at local, state, zonal and national levels.

The former president hinged his reason on the fact that the party had been negating the principles of morality, decency and discipline in its decisions, particularly as it affected the South-West zone.

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