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Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by yazach: 8:10am On Jan 25, 2018
Before you Stone Buhari,please read this!

Obasanjo as Nigeria's moral compass

Simon Kolawole Live | THISDAY | 18 January 2015

For the life of me, I will never understand how former President Olusegun Obasanjo does it. When you think he is done, he has just begun. I have watched in utter amusement how he has, yet again, wangled his way into the front page of newspapers on a daily basis. I don’t know of any other former head of state elsewhere who has turned himself into the subject and object of national attention long after he has left power. Obasanjo is always there, always scheming, always screaming. It is his luck, I must say, but, as a mere mortal, I often wonder why some guys have all the luck.

Obasanjo, amazingly, has become a god or a saint to many Nigerians. Many politicians, commentators, journalists, activists and youths who used to criticise him are now celebrating him as our moral compass. The people he has brutalised before — such as Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi — go to Abeokuta to genuflect to him. Even Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, of all people, goes to Obasanjo's house to pay homage. And President Goodluck Jonathan goes to Abeokuta to kowtow to him, with two respected pastors in tow.

How does Obasanjo do it? Can anyone help me out? He has a word on every issue. He expresses his opinion so forcefully, so eloquently and so mischievously that you just cannot ignore him. He loves to criticise what he is patently guilty of. He loves to vilify anyone who does not worship at his temple. There is no accusation Obasanjo throws at anyone that he himself is not double guilty of. He has launched ferocious media attacks against most of his successors — President Shehu Shagari, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Jonathan. Only Gen. Sani Abacha pre-empted him by throwing him into jail before he could open his mouth.

Obasanjo complains about corruption and Nigerians hail him. What's his moral high ground? Can someone tell me? Has anybody never heard about the Halliburton and Siemens scandals? The damning reports are there in the attorney-general's office. Does the name Dr. Julius Makanjuola ring a bell? Under Obasanjo, he was the permanent secretary of the ministry of defence implicated in a N421 million scandal. Mysteriously, the case was abruptly closed with Nolle Prosequi (no further prosecution) — the first in Nigeria's history.

Well, Obasanjo went on to set up the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), headed by Malam Nuhu Ribadu, which — in fairness — did kick the backsides of many politicians. But EFCC could not tackle Obasanjo's own corruption: from the obscene fundraiser for his private library to his shareholding in Transcorp — a company that was getting juicy stuff from a government superintended by Obasanjo. Have we all forgotten the scandalous waivers granted to all kinds of human beings, officially defrauding our treasury billions of dollars?

Does anybody remember that Obasanjo was in power for eight years and we kept importing fuel, with PDP financiers getting the contracts through local and foreign fronts? Forgotten so easily? Does anybody remember how much we spent on repairing refineries that kept "knocking" for the eight years that Obasanjo was in power? Does anybody still remember Obasanjo saying on national TV that he did not know the price of kerosene and it was "unacceptable" that it was more expensive than petrol? How does Obasanjo get away with hoodwinking Nigerians?

Do we still remember that Obasanjo did not resolve the electricity problem for eight years? Do we still remember the "$16 billion spent on power without results" for which Obasanjo arrogantly refused to appear before the House probe panel? Is it that we have forgotten that the damning report was killed? Do we still remember that Obasanjo did not add one coach to the railways throughout his tenure despite spending billions of dollars? Does anybody still remember how many federal highways were in terrible state for the eight years that Obasanjo spent in power? Have we forgotten the Benin-Shagamu road saga? Just like that?

When Obasanjo discusses insecurity, I cringe. From every available evidence, Boko Haram started right under his nose. If he had aborted the foetus, maybe we wouldn't be engaged in fire-fighting today. I have heard many Nigerians say, perhaps innocently, that if Obasanjo had been in power he would have crushed Boko Haram by now. Really? How well did he crush the less complex militancy in the Niger Delta? Was it not under Obasanjo that the militancy started in 2004 and flourished?

To the best of my knowledge, militants were bombing oil installations and kidnapping oil workers with ease under Obasanjo. At a stage, daily crude oil production fell to about 900,000 barrels — from the height of 2.5m. In fact, we were later told that why Obasanjo picked Jonathan as the running mate to Yar'Adua was to appease the Niger Delta. Of course, nobody was appeased. The attacks continued until Yar'Adau offered an amnesty deal. How these facts conveniently escape us is beyond my understanding.

Insecurity? Abacha's regime aside, more Nigerians were assassinated under Obasanjo's watch than at any time in our history. The abridged roll-call: Chief Bola Ige, a serving minister; Chief Marshall Harry, co-ordinator of the Buhari presidential campaign in 2003; Chief AK Dikibo, PDP chieftain and ally of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar; Chief Uche Ogbonnaya (OGB), an ANPP senatorial candidate in Imo state in 2003; and Mr. Barnabas Igwe and his wife, Amaka, in Onitsha. The assassins were never unmasked. What is insecurity?

How did Obasanjo become our moral compass? How did he become such a highly sought-after role model? Has anybody ever managed to read the affidavit Obasanjo's own son, Gbenga, filed while seeking a divorce from his wife on the ground of incest and adultery? It doesn't matter? Has anybody ever taken time to read the letter Iyabo wrote to her father, giving graphic details of his megalomania and duplicity? It doesn't matter? Has anybody ever done a recap of the blatant rigging of elections under the "saint"? It doesn't matter?

Obasanjo pontificates on impunity and we hail him. What happened to us? Dr. Chris Ngige, as governor of Anambra state, was abducted by Obasanjo's associates. Have we forgotten the illegal impeachment of Alhaji Rashidi Ladoja as governor of Oyo state? What about the impeachment of Chief Joshua Dariye as governor of Plateau by eight out of 24 lawmakers? For three years, Obasanjo unconstitutionally withheld Lagos council allocations because of political differences. It took Yar'Adua only a few days in power to undo the impunity.

They say, 'Oh, Obasanjo is a patriot. He has the best interest of Nigeria at heart.' Really? Can Obasanjo look up to heavens and say, solemnly, that he had the best interest of Nigeria at heart when he was picking his successor? Such a character cannot be my own moral compass. With a moral compass like Obasanjo, though, Nigeria is doomed and damned.

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by stefanweeks: 8:13am On Jan 25, 2018
what of after i stone him?

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by SalamRushdie: 8:14am On Jan 25, 2018
I see they have started attacking the person of Buhari for saying the truth
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by 4kDdullard: 8:17am On Jan 25, 2018
Leave the messenger and concentrate on the message.Thank U.

The Nigerian Masses are saying NO.
The Nigerian Elites are saying NO.
Calamity OBJ is saying NO.
Prof. Wole Soyinka is saying NO.
Pastor Tunde Bakare is saying NO.
Ghali Umar Na'Abba is saying NO.
Abubakar Umar is saying NO.
Senator Misau is saying NO.
FALANA FEMI is saying NO
FATHER MBAKA is saying NO
BBOG members are saying NO
BEN BRUCE is saying NO
SHEHU SANI is saying NO
Oby Ezekwesili is saying NO.
Pat Utomi is saying NO.
Junaid Mohammed is saying NO.
FFK is saying NO.
AISHA BUHARI(His WIFE)Is saying NO.
Etc!.Etc!!.Etc!!! Are Saying NO.
BABADUKS is also saying NOoo!!! To *Badluck Buhari's* 2ND TERM In 2019.
What About You?.What Are you Saying?

#SPEAK OUT!!!.

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by aolawale025: 8:23am On Jan 25, 2018
No-one is perfect. On this his letter, OBJ said the mind of millions of Nigerians
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by midolian(m): 8:28am On Jan 25, 2018
Baba Iyabo should just go and sit down abeeg!

I wonder why people talk about his letter as if he sat down with God to write it. He is the ex-president that goes to aso rock the most even after leaving office and the only ex-president known for writing open letters. For as long as he is alive, every sitting president must get his letter..and it must be open..(Honestly, its becoming very irritating)..This is the same person who wanted a third term by all means even though his government wasnt really any better.

Personally, I am not totally pleased with Buhari's government and I am sure he feels the same way too..hence his silent desperation to go for another term to fix some things. He is trying but he can still do 'much' better..He will win if he contests, no doubt and hopefully this time, he ll not let the corrupt ones have the balls of his government in their hands

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by Harrynight(m): 8:35am On Jan 25, 2018
we all talk about almost everything obj wrote!
we only needed a voice that will echo it to the four corners of naija includin Asorock, a voice that carries effect... and the shoes fit obj....

accept the truth and forget the source
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by Strikethem: 8:37am On Jan 25, 2018
aolawale025:
No-one is perfect. On this his letter, OBJ said the mind of millions of Nigerians
You are a patriot.

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by clarocuzioo(m): 8:48am On Jan 25, 2018
The writer of this article did not remember all these when obj was supporting and campaigning for this govt, because he has gone against Buhari, we are now seeing this. The simple truth is all Nigerian politicians are the same, there's no saint amongst them, but the most annoying aspect of it is someone claiming a "saint" when he is like every other person.
But then the message is the truth in as much as the messenger is no different, so am not looking at the messenger, am looking at the message.

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by thatNUPEboy: 9:03am On Jan 25, 2018
lalasticlala
mynd44
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by Nobody: 9:11am On Jan 25, 2018
Nonsense thread.

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by yanabasee(m): 9:35am On Jan 25, 2018
Strikethem:
You are a patriot.

You typed like one zombie here.....

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by Nobody: 9:41am On Jan 25, 2018
Strikethem:
You are a patriot.
Not Sarrki that keep screaming up n down that his a patriot.... Sarrki is a sycophant! grin

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by boldaslion: 9:47am On Jan 25, 2018
angels09:
Nonsense thread.

I would have been glad if the fulani op has told us that everything that Obj wrote are lies. Even if Obj is a devil but that does not invalidate the points he raised.

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by tonyzaks: 10:08am On Jan 25, 2018
boldaslion:


I would have been glad if the fulani op has told us that everything that Obj wrote are lies. Even if Obj is a devil but that does not invalidate the points he raised.
But how can a non-righteousness person preach righteousness?
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by Nobody: 10:13am On Jan 25, 2018
4kDdullard:
Leave the messenger and concentrate on the message.Thank U.

The Nigerian Masses are saying NO.
The Nigerian Elites are saying NO.
Calamity OBJ is saying NO.
Prof. Wole Soyinka is saying NO.
Pastor Tunde Bakare is saying NO.
Ghali Umar Na'Abba is saying NO.
Abubakar Umar is saying NO.
Senator Misau is saying NO.
FALANA FEMI is saying NO
FATHER MBAKA is saying NO
BBOG members are saying NO
BEN BRUCE is saying NO
SHEHU SANI is saying NO
Oby Ezekwesili is saying NO.
Pat Utomi is saying NO.
Junaid Mohammed is saying NO.
FFK is saying NO.
AISHA BUHARI(His WIFE)Is saying NO.
Etc!.Etc!!.Etc!!! Are Saying NO.
BABADUKS is also saying NOoo!!! To *Badluck Buhari's* 2ND TERM In 2019.
What About You?.What Are you Saying?

#SPEAK OUT!!!.
Back to Daura

cc divicoded deomelllo

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by Nobody: 10:14am On Jan 25, 2018
Grinch:
Not Sarrki that keep screaming up n down that his a patriot.... Sarrki is a sycophant! grin
Sarrki has been sycophanting for El-dullardeen

Cc lzaa
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by VolvoS60(m): 10:23am On Jan 25, 2018
Good job OP. A timely reminder of the 'letter writer's' antecedent behaviour in government.
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by LZAA: 11:25am On Jan 25, 2018
imhotep:
Sarrki has been sycophanting for El-dullardeen
Cc lzaa
grin grin

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by wingmanII: 1:34pm On Jan 25, 2018
Obasanjo is actually evil but his message in the letter is true and appropriate.
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by ANIOMADEI2018: 1:37pm On Jan 25, 2018
yazach:
Before you Stone Buhari,please read this!

Obasanjo as Nigeria's moral compass

Simon Kolawole Live | THISDAY | 18 January 2015

For the life of me, I will never understand how former President Olusegun Obasanjo does it. When you think he is done, he has just begun. I have watched in utter amusement how he has, yet again, wangled his way into the front page of newspapers on a daily basis. I don’t know of any other former head of state elsewhere who has turned himself into the subject and object of national attention long after he has left power. Obasanjo is always there, always scheming, always screaming. It is his luck, I must say, but, as a mere mortal, I often wonder why some guys have all the luck.

Obasanjo, amazingly, has become a god or a saint to many Nigerians. Many politicians, commentators, journalists, activists and youths who used to criticise him are now celebrating him as our moral compass. The people he has brutalised before — such as Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi — go to Abeokuta to genuflect to him. Even Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, of all people, goes to Obasanjo's house to pay homage. And President Goodluck Jonathan goes to Abeokuta to kowtow to him, with two respected pastors in tow.

How does Obasanjo do it? Can anyone help me out? He has a word on every issue. He expresses his opinion so forcefully, so eloquently and so mischievously that you just cannot ignore him. He loves to criticise what he is patently guilty of. He loves to vilify anyone who does not worship at his temple. There is no accusation Obasanjo throws at anyone that he himself is not double guilty of. He has launched ferocious media attacks against most of his successors — President Shehu Shagari, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Jonathan. Only Gen. Sani Abacha pre-empted him by throwing him into jail before he could open his mouth.

Obasanjo complains about corruption and Nigerians hail him. What's his moral high ground? Can someone tell me? Has anybody never heard about the Halliburton and Siemens scandals? The damning reports are there in the attorney-general's office. Does the name Dr. Julius Makanjuola ring a bell? Under Obasanjo, he was the permanent secretary of the ministry of defence implicated in a N421 million scandal. Mysteriously, the case was abruptly closed with Nolle Prosequi (no further prosecution) — the first in Nigeria's history.

Well, Obasanjo went on to set up the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), headed by Malam Nuhu Ribadu, which — in fairness — did kick the backsides of many politicians. But EFCC could not tackle Obasanjo's own corruption: from the obscene fundraiser for his private library to his shareholding in Transcorp — a company that was getting juicy stuff from a government superintended by Obasanjo. Have we all forgotten the scandalous waivers granted to all kinds of human beings, officially defrauding our treasury billions of dollars?

Does anybody remember that Obasanjo was in power for eight years and we kept importing fuel, with PDP financiers getting the contracts through local and foreign fronts? Forgotten so easily? Does anybody remember how much we spent on repairing refineries that kept "knocking" for the eight years that Obasanjo was in power? Does anybody still remember Obasanjo saying on national TV that he did not know the price of kerosene and it was "unacceptable" that it was more expensive than petrol? How does Obasanjo get away with hoodwinking Nigerians?

Do we still remember that Obasanjo did not resolve the electricity problem for eight years? Do we still remember the "$16 billion spent on power without results" for which Obasanjo arrogantly refused to appear before the House probe panel? Is it that we have forgotten that the damning report was killed? Do we still remember that Obasanjo did not add one coach to the railways throughout his tenure despite spending billions of dollars? Does anybody still remember how many federal highways were in terrible state for the eight years that Obasanjo spent in power? Have we forgotten the Benin-Shagamu road saga? Just like that?

When Obasanjo discusses insecurity, I cringe. From every available evidence, Boko Haram started right under his nose. If he had aborted the foetus, maybe we wouldn't be engaged in fire-fighting today. I have heard many Nigerians say, perhaps innocently, that if Obasanjo had been in power he would have crushed Boko Haram by now. Really? How well did he crush the less complex militancy in the Niger Delta? Was it not under Obasanjo that the militancy started in 2004 and flourished?

To the best of my knowledge, militants were bombing oil installations and kidnapping oil workers with ease under Obasanjo. At a stage, daily crude oil production fell to about 900,000 barrels — from the height of 2.5m. In fact, we were later told that why Obasanjo picked Jonathan as the running mate to Yar'Adua was to appease the Niger Delta. Of course, nobody was appeased. The attacks continued until Yar'Adau offered an amnesty deal. How these facts conveniently escape us is beyond my understanding.

Insecurity? Abacha's regime aside, more Nigerians were assassinated under Obasanjo's watch than at any time in our history. The abridged roll-call: Chief Bola Ige, a serving minister; Chief Marshall Harry, co-ordinator of the Buhari presidential campaign in 2003; Chief AK Dikibo, PDP chieftain and ally of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar; Chief Uche Ogbonnaya (OGB), an ANPP senatorial candidate in Imo state in 2003; and Mr. Barnabas Igwe and his wife, Amaka, in Onitsha. The assassins were never unmasked. What is insecurity?

How did Obasanjo become our moral compass? How did he become such a highly sought-after role model? Has anybody ever managed to read the affidavit Obasanjo's own son, Gbenga, filed while seeking a divorce from his wife on the ground of incest and adultery? It doesn't matter? Has anybody ever taken time to read the letter Iyabo wrote to her father, giving graphic details of his megalomania and duplicity? It doesn't matter? Has anybody ever done a recap of the blatant rigging of elections under the "saint"? It doesn't matter?

Obasanjo pontificates on impunity and we hail him. What happened to us? Dr. Chris Ngige, as governor of Anambra state, was abducted by Obasanjo's associates. Have we forgotten the illegal impeachment of Alhaji Rashidi Ladoja as governor of Oyo state? What about the impeachment of Chief Joshua Dariye as governor of Plateau by eight out of 24 lawmakers? For three years, Obasanjo unconstitutionally withheld Lagos council allocations because of political differences. It took Yar'Adua only a few days in power to undo the impunity.

They say, 'Oh, Obasanjo is a patriot. He has the best interest of Nigeria at heart.' Really? Can Obasanjo look up to heavens and say, solemnly, that he had the best interest of Nigeria at heart when he was picking his successor? Such a character cannot be my own moral compass. With a moral compass like Obasanjo, though, Nigeria is doomed and damned.

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Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by delugajackson: 7:44pm On Jan 25, 2018
yanabasee:



You typed like one zombie here.....
gringrin

In Sarkki's voice: My co-patriot.
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by yanabasee(m): 8:02pm On Jan 25, 2018
delugajackson:
gringrin
In Sarkki's voice: My co-patroit.
lol.... Awon patriot!!!
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by Sirjamo: 8:21pm On Jan 25, 2018
4kDdullard:
Leave the messenger and concentrate on the message.Thank U.

The Nigerian Masses are saying NO.
The Nigerian Elites are saying NO.
Calamity OBJ is saying NO.
Prof. Wole Soyinka is saying NO.
Pastor Tunde Bakare is saying NO.
Ghali Umar Na'Abba is saying NO.
Abubakar Umar is saying NO.
Senator Misau is saying NO.
FALANA FEMI is saying NO
FATHER MBAKA is saying NO
BBOG members are saying NO
BEN BRUCE is saying NO
SHEHU SANI is saying NO
Oby Ezekwesili is saying NO.
Pat Utomi is saying NO.
Junaid Mohammed is saying NO.
FFK is saying NO.
AISHA BUHARI(His WIFE)Is saying NO.
Etc!.Etc!!.Etc!!! Are Saying NO.
BABADUKS is also saying NOoo!!! To *Badluck Buhari's* 2ND TERM In 2019.
What About You?.What Are you Saying?

#SPEAK OUT!!!.
All of those people you mentioned, excluding the masses are not worth more than 3000 votes
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by americanson: 8:29pm On Jan 25, 2018
yazach:
Before you Stone Buhari,please read this!

Obasanjo as Nigeria's moral compass

Simon Kolawole Live | THISDAY | 18 January 2015

For the life of me, I will never understand how former President Olusegun Obasanjo does it. When you think he is done, he has just begun. I have watched in utter amusement how he has, yet again, wangled his way into the front page of newspapers on a daily basis. I don’t know of any other former head of state elsewhere who has turned himself into the subject and object of national attention long after he has left power. Obasanjo is always there, always scheming, always screaming. It is his luck, I must say, but, as a mere mortal, I often wonder why some guys have all the luck.

Obasanjo, amazingly, has become a god or a saint to many Nigerians. Many politicians, commentators, journalists, activists and youths who used to criticise him are now celebrating him as our moral compass. The people he has brutalised before — such as Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi — go to Abeokuta to genuflect to him. Even Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, of all people, goes to Obasanjo's house to pay homage. And President Goodluck Jonathan goes to Abeokuta to kowtow to him, with two respected pastors in tow.

How does Obasanjo do it? Can anyone help me out? He has a word on every issue. He expresses his opinion so forcefully, so eloquently and so mischievously that you just cannot ignore him. He loves to criticise what he is patently guilty of. He loves to vilify anyone who does not worship at his temple. There is no accusation Obasanjo throws at anyone that he himself is not double guilty of. He has launched ferocious media attacks against most of his successors — President Shehu Shagari, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Jonathan. Only Gen. Sani Abacha pre-empted him by throwing him into jail before he could open his mouth.

Obasanjo complains about corruption and Nigerians hail him. What's his moral high ground? Can someone tell me? Has anybody never heard about the Halliburton and Siemens scandals? The damning reports are there in the attorney-general's office. Does the name Dr. Julius Makanjuola ring a bell? Under Obasanjo, he was the permanent secretary of the ministry of defence implicated in a N421 million scandal. Mysteriously, the case was abruptly closed with Nolle Prosequi (no further prosecution) — the first in Nigeria's history.

Well, Obasanjo went on to set up the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), headed by Malam Nuhu Ribadu, which — in fairness — did kick the backsides of many politicians. But EFCC could not tackle Obasanjo's own corruption: from the obscene fundraiser for his private library to his shareholding in Transcorp — a company that was getting juicy stuff from a government superintended by Obasanjo. Have we all forgotten the scandalous waivers granted to all kinds of human beings, officially defrauding our treasury billions of dollars?

Does anybody remember that Obasanjo was in power for eight years and we kept importing fuel, with PDP financiers getting the contracts through local and foreign fronts? Forgotten so easily? Does anybody remember how much we spent on repairing refineries that kept "knocking" for the eight years that Obasanjo was in power? Does anybody still remember Obasanjo saying on national TV that he did not know the price of kerosene and it was "unacceptable" that it was more expensive than petrol? How does Obasanjo get away with hoodwinking Nigerians?

Do we still remember that Obasanjo did not resolve the electricity problem for eight years? Do we still remember the "$16 billion spent on power without results" for which Obasanjo arrogantly refused to appear before the House probe panel? Is it that we have forgotten that the damning report was killed? Do we still remember that Obasanjo did not add one coach to the railways throughout his tenure despite spending billions of dollars? Does anybody still remember how many federal highways were in terrible state for the eight years that Obasanjo spent in power? Have we forgotten the Benin-Shagamu road saga? Just like that?

When Obasanjo discusses insecurity, I cringe. From every available evidence, Boko Haram started right under his nose. If he had aborted the foetus, maybe we wouldn't be engaged in fire-fighting today. I have heard many Nigerians say, perhaps innocently, that if Obasanjo had been in power he would have crushed Boko Haram by now. Really? How well did he crush the less complex militancy in the Niger Delta? Was it not under Obasanjo that the militancy started in 2004 and flourished?

To the best of my knowledge, militants were bombing oil installations and kidnapping oil workers with ease under Obasanjo. At a stage, daily crude oil production fell to about 900,000 barrels — from the height of 2.5m. In fact, we were later told that why Obasanjo picked Jonathan as the running mate to Yar'Adua was to appease the Niger Delta. Of course, nobody was appeased. The attacks continued until Yar'Adau offered an amnesty deal. How these facts conveniently escape us is beyond my understanding.

Insecurity? Abacha's regime aside, more Nigerians were assassinated under Obasanjo's watch than at any time in our history. The abridged roll-call: Chief Bola Ige, a serving minister; Chief Marshall Harry, co-ordinator of the Buhari presidential campaign in 2003; Chief AK Dikibo, PDP chieftain and ally of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar; Chief Uche Ogbonnaya (OGB), an ANPP senatorial candidate in Imo state in 2003; and Mr. Barnabas Igwe and his wife, Amaka, in Onitsha. The assassins were never unmasked. What is insecurity?

How did Obasanjo become our moral compass? How did he become such a highly sought-after role model? Has anybody ever managed to read the affidavit Obasanjo's own son, Gbenga, filed while seeking a divorce from his wife on the ground of incest and adultery? It doesn't matter? Has anybody ever taken time to read the letter Iyabo wrote to her father, giving graphic details of his megalomania and duplicity? It doesn't matter? Has anybody ever done a recap of the blatant rigging of elections under the "saint"? It doesn't matter?

Obasanjo pontificates on impunity and we hail him. What happened to us? Dr. Chris Ngige, as governor of Anambra state, was abducted by Obasanjo's associates. Have we forgotten the illegal impeachment of Alhaji Rashidi Ladoja as governor of Oyo state? What about the impeachment of Chief Joshua Dariye as governor of Plateau by eight out of 24 lawmakers? For three years, Obasanjo unconstitutionally withheld Lagos council allocations because of political differences. It took Yar'Adua only a few days in power to undo the impunity.

They say, 'Oh, Obasanjo is a patriot. He has the best interest of Nigeria at heart.' Really? Can Obasanjo look up to heavens and say, solemnly, that he had the best interest of Nigeria at heart when he was picking his successor? Such a character cannot be my own moral compass. With a moral compass like Obasanjo, though, Nigeria is doomed and damned.

I don't care about all these at the moment.. what I care about RIGHT NOW is BUHARI LEAVING THAT ASO ROCK... AND IF Obasanjo is going to be the man that will make that happen, so be it!
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by yazach: 9:19pm On Jan 25, 2018
americanson:


I don't care about all these at the moment.. what I care about RIGHT NOW is BUHARI LEAVING THAT ASO ROCK... AND IF Obasanjo is going to be the man that will make that happen, so be it!

Obasanjo of all people!!!! He can not pull local government. You his letter did anything in 2015, man wake up it was just coincidence
Re: Obasanjo's Letter: Before You Stone Buhari,please Read This! by americanson: 10:17pm On Jan 25, 2018
yazach:


Obasanjo of all people!!!! He can not pull local government. You his letter did anything in 2015, man wake up it was just coincidence
bros, don't say so oo. e go b like film trick... the only way it APC will stand out easily is if they give the presidency to Osibanjo... which I will earnestly have wished for.

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