Aba News

[Aba News][bsummary]

South East

[South East Region][horlab]

People

[People][horlab]

Fayose takes Obasanjo to cleaner, calls Him Father Of Corruption


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as Nigeria's father of corruption, also as someone who lacked moral right to accused other leaders of corruption.
Fayose and Obasanjo
L-R: Fayose and Obasanjo
According to the governor, “the former president is the father of corruption in Nigeria, who sits on stolen wealth. He lacks moral rights to accuse anyone of corruption and I challenge him to explain to Nigerians the source of his stupendous wealth.”

Governor Fayose's reaction based on the recent comment credited to Obasanjo where he urged the African leaders to make sure that treasury looters are exposed and his warning of former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Mohammed Adoke to stop mentioning his name in the controversial $1.09 billion Malabu Oil deal, said the former President should rather explain to Nigerians the source of his stupendous wealth.


The governor, in a statement issued on Thursday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said the former President must come out clean on his roles in the controversial $1.09 billion Malabu Oil deal, instead of warning former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Mohammed Adoke to stop mentioning his name in the deal, adding that; “It is on record that the out-of-court settlement on the controversial Malabu Oil Block was initiated in 2006 during Obasanjo’s administration.”

“We saw how Obasanjo was when he became president and the magnitude of both direct and indirect investments that he has now. Can he in all honesty tell Nigerians that he acquired his wealth through legitimate means?”

Describing Obasanjo as the fathers of corruption in the present day Nigeria, Governor Fayose said; “Even the National Assembly affirmed him (Obasanjo) as the grandfather of corruption in Nigeria and it is on record that it was this same Obasanjo, who is always claiming holier than thou that introduced politics of ghana-must-go bags to the National Assembly.

“Has Obasanjo forgotten how many billions of naira was deployed to lobby National Assembly members to support his third term agenda?”

“Has he forgotten so soon that it was during his tenure that sacks of money were displayed on the floor of the House of Representatives, as bribe money given to some Reps members to impeach the then Speaker, Ghali N’abba?

“Unlike other leaders, Obasanjo who used his position as President to extort money from governors, businessmen and contractors to build his presidential library lacked more rights to accuse anyone of corruption.” said the governor.

-Vanguard


Loading...

No comments:

Entertainment

[entertainment][horlab]

Business

[Business][horlab]

Tech & Startup

[Technology][horlab]

Church Blog

[Church Blog][horlab]

Opinion

[Opinion][horlab]

World News

[world news][horlab]