Updated: March 6, 2021
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has challenged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to be ready to clear his name of any allegation made against him by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, and stop raising unnecessary alarm over a purported plot to arrest and try him.
President Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Olusegun Obasanjo
Governor Fayose during one of his numerous rallies in Ekiti
“The President can go ahead and arrest Obasanjo if he desires but he should remember that what goes around comes around. He won’t be President forever too. After all, they have been intimidating and humiliating former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife.”
Governor Fayose referred to Page 96 of Obasanjo’s book, ‘My Watch’, in which he wrote that; ‘…I prefer him (Buhari) to jail me than Jonathan to return to destroy this nation…,’ noting that; “Since Obasanjo
himself said he preferred to be jailed by Buhari and worked for his enthronement, the President can hasten his arrest and imprisonment. Obasanjo should not be afraid to go to prison now.”
In a release on Saturday, signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said;
“when other Nigerians were at the receiving end of President Buhari’s dictatorship, Obasanjo was going in and out of the Presidential Villa.
“Where was he when Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) was arrested and detained since 2015 despite court orders for his release? When over 1,000
members of the Nigeria’s Islamic Movement were killed in Zaria and their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky arrested and dumped in detention since 2016 despite of court orders, what did Obasanjo do?
“Where was Obasanjo when armed men of the DSS invaded the Ekiti State House Assembly and abducted one of its members? Did Obasanjo travel
out of Nigeria when judges were being arrested in the night in a Gestapo manner?
“Obasanjo lacks moral rights to complain about Buhari’s government because himself and the President have been partners for over 40
years. It was when President Buhari served as Minister of Petroleum and NNPC Chairman in 1977 under Obasanjo that N2.8 billion oil money went missing from the accounts of the NNPC in Midlands Bank, United Kingdom.
“Both Buhari and Obasanjo are already spent forces and have gone senile. Nigerians no longer need the two old men and the more they
fight themselves, the better for the country.”
Governor Fayose, who declared that his prediction about President Buhari going after and consuming those who imposed him on Nigerians has come to pass, added that apart from Obasanjo, more of those who made Buhari President will still be humiliated.
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