OBJ says he could not stand a wanted criminal as zonal party Leader in the South-West
The season of letters continues as a new document from Olusegun Obasanjo leaked to the web on Saturday, 11th January, 2014.
In the new message OBJ narrated his decision to withdraw activities in the ruling party, PDP. A photocopy of the letter, dated January 7, 2014, has been published by SaharaReporters, an on-line media.
Content of the letter is reproduced below:
January 7, 2014
Alhaji Bamanga Tukur,
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP
Wadate House, Abuja
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 leveled against him should 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 indicated 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 along being a zonal leader.
Since I stack 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 whose extradition has been requested by the US Government. In the meantime, I will consider withdrawing my activity with PDP at the local, state, zonal and national levels until the anomalous and shameful situation is corrected.
Copy to: President Goodluck Jonathan