‘Obasanjo Should Have Been Jailed By Buhari For Corruption’ – Sen Abdullahi
Former Nasarawa State Governor, Senator Abdullahi Adamu on Monday in Abuja disagreed with the position taken by former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid in 2019 polls.
Adamu in flaws Obasanjo stated that, the former President lacked moral standing to counsel Buhari against seeking a second term in office pointing out that the former President had sought even a third term in office.
The former Nasarawa Governor, who was a very close ally of Obasanjo, alleged that the latter could not be criticising the methods adopted by Buhari in executing the anti-graft war because he (Obasanjo) was not clean too.
He described Obasanjo as a man of questionable character who should have been jailed by President Muhammadu Buhari over acts of corruption while in power.
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He noted with sarcasm that the comments by Obasanjo that the anti-corruption war of President Buhari was selective, was actually true, considering the fact that a man like Obasanjo walking free is a proof of what he (Obasanjo) alleged.
He said: “Chief Obasanjo said that President Buhari is selective in his anti corruption war. I agree with him because if the President were not selective, Chief Obasanjo himself would be in the dock today on trial on charges of corruption arising from the corrupt practices in the pursuit of his third term gambit in the National Assembly in 2006.
“He (Obasanjo) knows as well as I and other leading members of the PDP that he badly wanted it and initiated the process of constitutional amendment. He bribed each member of the National Assembly who signed to support the amendment, with the whopping sum of N50million.
“The money was not his, and it was not appropriated by the national assembly as required by law. I therefore, agree that in failing to make former President Obasanjo account for the money, President Buhari is waging his anti-corruption war selectively.
“Nor should we forget that President Buhari has also not bothered to interrogate Obasanjo’s role in the Halliburton scandal for which some Americans are cooling their heels in jail. Perhaps President Buhari might wish to look in the Siemens affairs in which the Obasanjo administration was indicted.”
Aside the issue of corruption, the former Governor of Nasarawa state also punctured Obasanjo’s low marks for Buhari’s government on economy and security by declaring that Buhari inherited most of the problems afflicting the Nation from the two areas.