Open Letter: "I have fulfilled my duty to President Jonathan, PDP and Nigeria" – Obasanjo

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has promised not to make further comments or react to the response by President Jonathan to his last letter.

Obasanjo had written a strongly worded letter to the president, accusing him of performing below par and taking actions calculated at destroying the country.

President Jonathan however debunked the allegations levelled against him in an 11-page reply on Sunday.

At a media briefing held at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, by one of his aides, Mr Tunde Oladunjoye, the former president said that he maintained his serenity by his letter, saying he has done his duty to President Jonathan, as he has always done to the government, to his party, the PDP, and to Nigeria.

The statement read: “Since the publication of the letter written by the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, which was in response to the letter earlier written by revered former President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR; we have received several requests from local and international media asking to know Chief Obasanjo’s reaction to Mr. President’s response.

“One, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, acknowledges Mr. President’s letter/response. However, Baba, as he already indicated in his December 2, 2013 letter, does not wish to make further comments beyond the contents of his last letter to Mr. President or react to the said letter/response from Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,” the statement further stated.
Obasanjo, through the statement, however, expressed tremendous respect for the office of the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Chief Olusegun Obasanjo sincerely appreciates all of you, my cherished colleagues; gentlemen and women of the media profession, who have been very upright, ethical and robust on the subject matter,” the statement also added.

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