December 23, 2013 | General News
OBJ Backs His Letter To GEJ, Says Won't Respond To President's Reply
SAN FRANCISCO, December 23, 2013, (THEWILL) - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he stands by his position in the leaked letter titled 'before it is too late', which he wrote to President Goodluck Jonathan, and will not be responding to the President's reply, which was widely published on Sunday. Obasanjo in a Monday release by his spokesman, Mr. Tunde Oladunjoye, said by his letter to the President 'I have done my duty to you as I have always done, to your government, to the party, PDP, and to our country, Nigeria.' The full text of the release: '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.'