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BREAKING: Buhari’s govt. planning to frame me, Obasanjo cries out

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday, said he has uncovered grand plans by President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to hang phantom crimes on him.

Obasanjo, added that since his State-of-the-Nation Special Statement on January 23, 2018, the Federal Government had embarked on desperate efforts to frustrate, intimidate and blackmail him into abandoning what he termed “divine mandate to protect the rights of the people to better life and living”.

He noted that the plot has continued unabated and even taken a bizarre dimension recently.

Obasanjo, made the accusations in a statement signed by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

According to Obasanjo in the statement, he got information through impeccable security sources that his name was on their Watch List and that the security of his life cannot be guaranteed.

He explained that the informants, many of who are in the top echelon of the nation’s security management and close to the corridors of power, further hinted him that security operatives are daily perfecting how to curtail the personal liberties of the former president and hang a crime on him.

The former president stated that one of such plans to curtail him was to seize his international passport and clamp him in detention indefinitely.

This, according to him was to prevent him from further expressing his angst and criticisms of President Buhari’s administration’s quality of governance,  mismanagement of the country’s economy and failure to secure lives  and property of Nigerians.

He further pointed out that since such step could expose the government to a swath of international condemnation, embarrassment and outrage, another plot being hatched is to cause the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to re-open investigation into the activities of his administration using false witnesses and documents.

This, Obasanjo noted will be a re-enactment of the Abacha era in which he was one of the principal victims.

He, however, took a swipe at the government for demonstrating apathy and encouraged its conduct, observing many Nigerians,  now live in fear of being hounded, harassed, maimed or even killed as the battle for 2019 takes worrisome dimension.

Obasanjo, who expressed regrets that the government has resorted to “shameless desperation to cow opposition”, declared that “resort to blackmail, despotism and Gestapo-tactics being employed by the goons of this government would not hold water”, adding  “no government ever remains in power forever”.

The statement reads: “Since Chief Olusegun Obasanjo declared in his State-of-the-Nation Special Statement on January 23, 2018, the desperation to frustrate, intimidate and blackmail him into abandoning his divine mandate to protect the rights of the people to better life and living continued unabated and has even taken a bizarre dimension.

“Impeccable security sources have alleged Chief Obasanjo’s name is on their Watch List and that the security of his life cannot be guaranteed.

“According to these informants, many of who are in the top echelon of the Nation’s security management and close to the corridors of power, the operatives are daily perfecting how to curtail the personal liberties of the former President and hang a crime on him.

“Ordinarily, we would not have dignified these reports with a response but for the fact that many of these informants are not known for flippant and frivolous talks. Secondly, this Government has demonstrably exhibited apathy, and in some cases, encouraged by its conduct, daily loss of lives and property in many States of the country, the office cannot be indifferent.

“We are currently in a nation where the Number Three citizen is currently being harangued and the Number Four citizen is facing similar threat within the same Government they serve. There is a groundswell of our nationals that live in fear that they could be hounded, harassed, maimed or even killed as the battle for 2019 takes this worrisome dimension.

“For Chief Obasanjo, this is a joke carried too far and being someone who do not act on unofficial information, he had cautioned all informants and adopted a wait-and-see attitude to the bestial propositions allegedly being contemplated to cow, cage and embarrass him.

“The content of the alleged beastly designs, it was learnt are two-fold for now. One, to seize his International Passport and clamp him into detention indefinitely, in order to prevent him from further expressing angst on the pervasive mediocrity in the quality of governance, economic management and in the protection of lives and property by the Government. But, since that could expose the Government to a swath of international condemnation, embarrassment and outrage, it is said that another plot being hatched is to cause the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to re-open investigation into the activities of Chief Obasanjo’s administration using false witnesses and documents. This will be a re-enactment of the Abacha era in which Chief Obasanjo was one of the principal victims.

“The same EFCC that had conducted a clinical investigation on the activities of Obasanjo in and out of Government, it was said, would now be made to stand down the existing report that gave Chief Obasanjo a clean bill of health on the probes are now to get him indicted, fair or foul for possible prosecution and persecution like it is being done to real and perceived opponents, enemies and critics of this Government. Dissent is a fundamental principle on which liberal democracy is predicated. A true democrat must be ready to live with and accommodate dissent and opposition.

“While it is regrettable how the Government has sunk in its shameless desperation to cow opposition, a resort to blackmail, despotism and Gestapo-tactics being employed by the goons of this Government would not hold water.  And no government ever remains in power forever.

“For the record, Chief Obasanjo reiterates his readiness to face probe again after that of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the ICPC, and the EFCC, but before an independent, objective and credible panel of enquiry to account for his stewardship in Government and beyond. Chief Obasanjo reiterates that he has taken a principled position to ensure that the ship of the Nigerian State does not capsize and he remains steadfast in his resolve to turn the tide of maladministration, poor economic management and rudderless governance model that has tore Nigerians apart on account of religion and ethnicity which is a great threat to our democracy.

“We would like the Government and its supporters to understand that no amount of campaign of calumny, no matter how well contrived, orchestrated or marketed would deter Chief Obasanjo from calling a spade by its name. Chief Obasanjo is a patriot whose sole agenda is to ensure that the country’s unity, progress and democracy are not negotiated on the altar of incompetence and provincialism and mediocrity.

“It is important to point out that chief Obasanjo is one former President and Head of State who has engaged the current administration privately and in a bilateral manner on several issues of direct interest to the government and other matters of national concern. That channel of private engagement remains open and continues.

“However, should there be the need for public engagement, the right to free speech will always be exercised and jealously guarded, again in the best interest of Nigeria and the government”.

 

 

 

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  1. Tony 8th June 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Good for you. This is what you get for working against Good luck Jonathan. The North will continue to use and dump the south west. 2019 is around the corner . Let’s see if the Yoruba will be fooled by the north the second time .

  2. tonibekwe 8th June 2018 at 4:29 pm

    I may not support the first contributor who commented that it is good for you because you arguably pushed out GEJ. You thought you were saving your country men and women from a bad government. Instead I blame the West as whole for their myopic view on national issues. They are today jumping and praising PMB for honoring MKO and are ready to follow him again simply bcos they have an errand VP position their son is occupying. Mr Tinubu is busy misleading his people for what he will gain as an individual. Again he will be benched as soon as his oga wins a second term. He will begin again to shed crocodile tears.

    For our own OBJ, u better start crying as loud as you can. Ask Saraki he cried out but still his fears came to pass. Most times individual fears expressed about this government have come to pass. What you may not be sure is the nature of the frame-up but whether you will be framed up…………..Do not say I told you, but say you heard it.

  3. Ezekiel Okeke 8th June 2018 at 6:07 pm

    It is war no one should cry or lament- either you defeat the enemy or the enemy defeats you, either you kill the enemy or the enemy kill you, either you annihilate the enemy or the enemy annihilate you.

  4. Ezekiel Okeke 8th June 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Any this territory native who stand for fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates and the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria in this natives territory, must go down in the hands of the enemy or with the enemy in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary warfare of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world. Nothing on earth will subdue this territory natives of this generation under fulani Political Control via fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria. Nothing on earth will keep the dead fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates in this natives territory. Nothing on earth will keep the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria in this natives territory. Nothing on earth will keep the enemy’s brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. in this natives territory. This territory natives of this generation must subdue the enemy under the natives Disintegrated Republics in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary warfare of the natives which began May 30. 2018 to finish in Sokoto the sit of the satan of this natives territory, which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world. God given Victory is the natives’. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  5. bekee 8th June 2018 at 8:34 pm

    it is easy to give water to the monkey but always difficult to retrieve the cup.some people destroyed our democracy and today they describe their creation as despots.

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