Chief Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday insisted that the national chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur should address the issues raised in his letter saying that entreaties to him to reconsider his withdrawal from the party were wrongly based.
Obasanjo spoke following pleas from Tukur and allegedly from President Goodluck Jonathan on him to reconsider his withdrawal from the party.
Noting that he had raised issues and conditions for him to involve himself in the affairs of the party, he said that the national leadership should address those issues in its stead.
Among the conditions raised by Obasanjo in his fiery letter was that Buruji should be brought down from his place of prominence in the affairs of the party. Obasanjo had said that he would not subject himself to the leadership of a suspect fleeing from justice in the United States.
Obasanjo who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Tunde Oladunjoye said: “President Obasanjo wrote a letter and in that letter there were conditions, there were issues he raised and he is a member and card carrying member of PDP but he is not going to participate in activities of the party until the issues he raised are addressed.”
“So the question should not be to Obasanjo, your question should be to the people who received the letter and to how they are going to address the issues he raised.”
“The letter said until certain issues are addressed. The letter is very clear, “I am with you, I remain a member, but I will not participate in your activities until you address the issues. The question is has he addressed the issues?”