Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Olusegun Obasanjo Resigns As PDP BOT Chairman
THEWILL gathered that Chief Obasanjo tendered his letter of resignation to party Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
In a personally signed statement released in Abuja on Tuesday, the erstwhile two-term president listed increasing international demands on his experience, his willingness to provide mentoring to deserving persons and institutions nationally and internationally, and his wish to focus more on his library as some of the reasons for his decision.
"I have formally sent my letter of resignation as the chairman of BOT of PDP to the National Chairman of the party as prescribed in the party's constitution," he wrote. "I have formally requested the President to allow my bowing out and to issue a short statement to that effect."