Again, Obasanjo Attacks President Buhari

On July 11, 2018 5 Comments

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and other relevant agencies to witch-hunt and intimidate other opponents.

Obasanjo alleged that some judges are already being intimidated; to prepare them to do the biding of the ruling party, in petitions that would arise from next year’s election.

He disclosed this in Abuja, at a colloquium titled Nigeria’s democracy: The journey so far and the role of women, which marked the 70th birthday anniversary of Mrs. Josephine Anenih, former minister for Women Affairs and Social Development.

The former president described the situation as a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.


He said: “Some institutions created for normal administration and dispensation of Justice, like the EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the Ministry of Justice are being directed to witch-hunt and pursue political opponents can only undermine survival of democracy.

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“The use of intimidation, violence and physical attacks have started in some States.

“It is understood that judges are already being intimidated so as to prepare them to do the ruling party’s bidding in election petitions.

“All there are visible in today’s practise of democracy in Nigeria.”

Obasanjo noted that for democracy to endure and produce the desired gains, nobody should be unjustifiably treated and the rule of law must be observed by those in power.

He charged Nigerians to tolerate one another and stressed that though Nigeria has recorded some strides in her democratic journey it is not yet uhuru.

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The former president also said democracy should not mean shutting those who did not vote for you and explained that it is a government of the people by the people.

“For me, that after almost twenty year’s of the beginning of the present dispensation, it has not been derailed, is enough a development in progress, even though there are many unpalatable practises and dangerous signs that have shown their ugly heads, which is the strongest indication that our democracy is alive but, it cannot be said to be hale and hearty.

“Practitioners of democracy must be democrats, if you have a lot to be desired.”

On women’s involvement in governance, Obasanjo advocated 40 percent representation for women at all levels of government.

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He decried the current situation where Nigeria is yet to meet the 35 affirmative action.

“In this present administration, there are 15 women members in the House of Representatives.

“It is not only unacceptable but makes mockery of gender balance. There must be amendment of our constitution, not to allow any gender to have less than 40 percent in any parliament.”

Obasanjo congratulated the celebrant, Mrs. Anenih, on her birthday and also applauded her for the great success she has recorded so far in life.

He also sang a song for the her titled: “What shall I render” and danced to it as well.


Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have said it severally that OBJ Is thé main cause of all thèse problèmes in Nigeria. He Is a total failure and hé still don’t want to leave us. Look at Gowon and Lateef Jakande their life style.

  2. Anonymous says:

    IF APC is not the answer to our Problems, there is no reason going back to the instigators of the problem.
    I’m not a politician but I will do everything not to have PDP in Government in Nigeria.
    The greatest tragedy that can befall a nation is for her citizens to suffer collective amnesia. I believe PDP believes Nigerians have short memories, if not, Ibori would not have been included in their convention committee and Jonathan would not have been allowed to talk (He ended up indicting himself as usual anyway).
    For those who may have forgotten, kindly joggle your memories with the following words on marble and you will agree with me that what happened in Eagle square on saturday was nothing but gathering of rogues.
    Happy reading:

    1. I acted based on Jonathan’s instruction – Dasuki

    2. I didn’t give order – Jonathan

    3. I collected 350M from Dasuki for consultation – Iyorchia Ayu

    4. I only collected $30,000 from Dasuki not N100m – Bode George

    5. I got N4.6b from Dasuki for spiritual purposes – Bafarawa

    6. I got N650M from Dasuki for my Abuja burnt office – Thisday Obaigbena.

    7. I got N2.1b from Dasuki for publicity – Dokpesi

    8. I got another N100m from Yuguda he didn’t tell me from where – Bafarawa.

    9. I gave N100m each to Odili, Jim Nwobodo Bode George and others – Yuguda

    10. The president asked me to change N10B to foreign currency for PDP delegates – Dasuki

    11. My boss asked me to get $11M from the CBN – Dasuki’s account officer.

    12. I got order from above to pay Tompolo N13B for Maritime university land. – Nimasa DG.

    13. 950m was shared in my house — Shekarau

    With all this looting and many more revealed, some people are still shouting no sign of change yet, they even say it’s political persecution.

    But I believe, it is the right thing to do.
    If you believe too, send this to other people to garner more support for the fight against corruption and looting in our nation. There must be consequences for such crimes otherwise Nigeria will not develop.

    “Over 20 billion dollars unremitted to the Federation account, and if nothing is done by 2015 upward, Nigeria will know what economic crisis is”
    *~ Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi*

    “Whoever wins 2015 will NEVER find it easy to govern. Over 30 trillion is mismanaged, unaccounted for or missing under Jonathan.”
    *~ Prof Charles Soludo*

    “Our reserve is depleted and our savings are squandered. Our nation is in trouble.”
    *~ Dr Oby Ezekwesili.*

    “For seven months, NNPC did not remit any money into federation account. When I called as a sitting governor and major oil producing state, Deziani Alison Madueke refused to pick my calls.”
    *~ Godswill Akpabio*

    “I told them to save ahead of eventualities but Jonathan had no political will to do so and this is the reason why we are in crisis, because we squandered our boom.”
    *~ Okonjo Iweala*

    “Okonjo-Iweala, Sanusi urged us to save but we state Governors refused to save for the unseen future during the tenure of Goodluck Jonathan, despite warning from economic experts.”
    *~ Peter Obi*

    “Jonathan is a blessed ATM machine that doesn’t have secret pin number”
    *~ Bala Mohammed*

    * Tompolo was paid 13Billion.!
    * Ex-CDS,Alex Badeh dug a pit toilet to hide $32m.
    * Patience Jonathan is claiming $31m, she has sued the Nigerian state.
    * Femi Fani-Kayode took 740M.
    * Dasuki used trucks to load over $35B from the CBN.
    * Olisa Metuh took 400M.
    * Aziboala, GEJ’s cousin took 6B naira.
    * Nenadi Usman took 3.5B naira.
    * Fayose took 3B naira.
    * Obanikoro took 4Billion naira.
    * Olu Falae took 100M naira.
    * Tony Anenih – 400M naira.
    * Oritsejafor – $35M
    * Former Air Chief Amosu – 2Billion naira.
    * Lucky Igbinedion-16B naira.
    *Bode-George and Dabo -100B naira
    * Jolly Nyame-2.4B naira.
    * Joshua Dariye-700M naira.
    *Nyesom Wike stole #4b.
    * Diezzani with $20 billion missing oil money?
    15 billon dollars missing from arms fund, 10 billion naria, converted to dollars and given as gift to delegates of PDP Nation convention, Bafarawa collected 3 billion for spiritual purposes , 12. 7 billon naria for deceased NEPA staff grew wings and disappeared, 20 billion dollars missing from NNPC accounts, 23 billon naira as bribe to INEC staffs to rig the general election. The list is endless. They only left what they can’t carry or unable to lay their hands on. The list continues…..
    Recession didn’t just happen, people looted Nigeria into RECESSION happening insecurity didn’t start today but it has a political back up in Nigeria today.the Fulani herdsmen are now boko haram in disguised all in the name of blackmailing and propagating propaganda by propagandists and agent of darkness the political looters and criminals.

    • Anonymous says:

      And $25b in this govt from nnpc. #2.4b subsidy inspect of #145 per litre. $43b from ekoyi house no news. #500m of Abakyari. Secret employment without advertisement, the list is endless.

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