So long, Baba! Obasanjo resigns as PDP Board of Trustees chairman

by Hauwa Gambo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo and informal Nigerian ambassador has resigned his position as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Below is text of a statement signed by him and addressed to the chairman of the party:

“I have formally sent in 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. I have formally requested the President to allow my bowing out and to issue a short statement to that effect.

“By relieving myself of the responsibility for chairmanship of BOT of PDP, I will have a bit more time to devote to the international demand on me.”

Obasanjo added that this resignation would enable him to “give some attention to mentoring across the board nationally and internationally in those areas that I have acquired some experience, expertise and in which I have something to share,” as well as develop his “presidential library and mobilise and encourage investment in Nigeria and Africa.”

How we will miss you so, sir!

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