Obasanjo Fires Back, Says ” No More Comment, I Stand By My Letter”


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he does not wish to go beyond
the content of his 18 page letter by responding to the reply of President
Goodluck Jonathan.
President Jonathan had responded to Obasanjo via an 11 page letter denying
all the allegations contained in the former President’s 18 page letter
where he accused the incumbent of not only dividing the country but also
training killer squads ahead of the 2015 general elections
The President in his reply accused former President Obasanjo deliberately
inciting Nigerians against his regime.
But former President Obasanjo in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mr.
Tunde Oladunjoye said there would be no more comments on the letter beyond
what the former President said in his 18 page letter.
The statement reads:
“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, does not wish to make further comments beyond the contents of his
last letter to the Mr. President or react to the said letter/response from
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Let me quote from page fourteen, paragraph
two of Chief Obasanjo’s letter to Mr. President dated December 2, 2013 and
titled Before It Is Too Late:
‘I will maintain my serenity, because by this letter I have done my duty
to you as I have always done, to your government, to the party, PDP, and
to our country, Nigeria’.
“Two, let me reiterate here, that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR has
tremendous respect for the office of the President 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.”



6 years ago