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for our president Oliver north on Saturday said he will step down as president of the national rifle association amid internal turmoil in a letter read by an NRA board member at the gun rights groups annual meeting north said quote please no I hope to be with you today as NRA president endorsed for reelection I'm now informed that will not happen north of former lieutenant colonel in the U. S. marines also said in the letter that he was being forced out due to his allegations of financial mismanagement among leaders but his departure came amid an internal power struggle an issue that came to a head Friday when the letter by NRA chief executive Wayne lapierre was published by the Wall Street journal in the letter to and ari board members lapierre accused the north of trying to oust him by threatening to release damaging information about him north who was named NRA president in may twenty eighteen was a pivotal figure in the Iran contra affair involving secret sales of arms to Iran by Republican president Ronald Reagan's administration I am not lying to protect anybody council and the unlawful diversion of the proceeds to Nicaraguan rebels when he was appointed lapierre hailed the north as quotes a legendary warrior for American freedom and a skilled leader