Thursday, 16 March 2017

Malabu Oil scandal: Why Obasanjo is the father of corruption – Fayose

Malabu Oil scandal: Why Obasanjo is the father of corruption – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has described former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, as the father of corruption in Nigeria, who sits on stolen wealth.
Fayose has also challenged the former president to explain to Nigerians the source of his wealth, adding that Obasanjo lacks moral rights to accuse anyone of corruption.

The Governor, who was reacting to comment credited to Obasanjo that African leaders should ensure 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 come out clean on his roles in the Malabu Oil deal, instead of warning Adoke to stop mentioning his name in the deal.
Fayose said: “It is on record that the out-of-court settlement on the controversial Malabu Oil Block was initiated in 2006 during Obasanjo’s administration.”
The governor likened Obasanjo’s accusing anyone of corruption to “Oyenusi accusing Shina Rambo of armed robbery”.
He called on the former president to explain to Nigerians the source of his wealth, saying; “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?”
He said Obasanjo is the father of corruption in the present day Nigeria.
“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,” Fayose said.
“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?
Fayose also reiterated his demand that the former president should refund with interest, the N10 million that he was forced alongside other governors to donate to his presidential Library project.
In other news, Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose and his Rivers state counterpart, Nyesom Wike, were absent as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met state governors on Thursday, March 16.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presided over a meeting of the National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Punch reports that the meeting was attended by state governors and ministers who are members of the council.
It started at about 10.11am with the arrival of Osinbajo at the Council Chambers venue of meeting.
While some state governors are attended personally, some others are being res presented by their deputies.

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