Saturday, January 11

Obasanjo Writes PDP Chairman, Says He's No Longer A Member Of PDP

As we all know its an era of letter writing among Nigerian top politicians. You won't be surprised to read the latest from wriiten to PDP National chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo asking him to let the party disassociate themselves from a criminal like Buruji Kashamu who is still wanted in the State. It is shameful that he has a position in the party in my zone, Obasanjo said. Read the 3-paragraph letter after the cut.

Dear Chairman,

“While I believe that a good and truly national political party must be a microcosm of the nation in its membership, made up of all sorts of characters from near-saints to near-satan, I also believe that on no account should a known habitual criminal that is wanted abroad to face criminal charges levelled against him be extolled as a political leader in a respectable and wholesome nation-building political party.

“ Buruji Kashamu has been so extolled in PDP in South-West geo-political zone which I personally find unsavoury. Politics played by any national political party must have morality, decency, discipline, principles and leadership examples as cardinal practices of the party. I have attached here recent documents that clearly indicate that your extolled PDP Zonal Leader in the South-West zone of Nigeria and an indigene of Ogun State is, to say the least, not a credit to the party as a member, let alone being a zonal leader.

“Since I stick in my practice of party politics to the hallowed and cherished principles enunciated above, I take this opportunity to let you know that while I continue to remain a card-carrying member of PDP, I cannot and I will not subscribe to a wanted habitual criminal being installed as my zonal leader in the party; a criminal for whom extradition has been requested by the US government. In the meantime, I will consider withdrawing my activity with PDP at local, state, zonal and national levels until the anomalous and shameful situation is corrected.”

Thank you.
Yours Sincerely,

Olusegun Obasanjo

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