I’d have jailed Obasanjo if I were Buhari – Oshiomhole


The immediate past governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole has weighed in on the face-off between President Muhammadu Buhari and former president Olusegun Obasanjo, stating that he would have arrested and prosecuted the latter if he were President Muhammadu Buhari.

Newsworth recalls that Obasanjo had accused the Buhari government of plotting to put him behind bars over trumped up charges, alleging that his name has been put on security watch list.

Speaking yesterday at an event in honour of the late Chief MKO Abiola’s family chaired by Femi Falana SAN, Oshiomhole called Buhari to investigate and jail the former president, should he be found to have dipped his hands in public treasury.

According to the former Labour leader, “He (Obasanjo) should be arrested if he has committed any offence. He arrested many of us. So, if we are celebrating Chief Gani Fawehinmi, we have compelling reasons to do so. In all of these, we didn’t pay any money to Gani or Falana. They defended us pro bono.

“Gani is not here today, but his spirit is here. Falana is here and today, I am standing. Even the president who was in charge then, he is now complaining that they want to harass him. He was harassing me and he got me arrested.

“He thought he himself would not be arrested? If I were the president I would arrest him. We are all Nigerians. I remember one day I told him, I said ‘President Obasanjo, we made you president. You did not make me a Nigerian.

“’You are our creation; I am not your creation. You must listen’. But he thought he would be in power forever and he tried to take us on the way to Zimbabwe. He was a reluctant Head of State, became president for two terms and he wanted to do a third term because a cockroach licking palm oil would never lick enough.”

Oshiomhole added that when he was accused by Obasanjo of behaving as if I was an alternate president; and he was running the NLC like a parallel government that wanted to overthrow his government.”

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