Obasanjo’s Stock In Trade Is Blackmail, Subversion And Treachery–Reps

By Ikenga Chronicles November 25, 2016

The House of Representatives has reacted to former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s allegations of corruption in the National Assembly. Obasanjo had called for an investigation into alleged budget padding raised by ex-appropriation chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

While addressing a press conference in Abuja, on Thursday, November 24, 2016, Reps spokesman, Abdulrazak Namdas fired back by saying that ex-president Obasanjo tried to bribe lawmakers with 50 million each to amend the constitution. Namdas noted that Obasanjo lacked the moral authority to discuss corruption and abuse of office.

“Obasanjo’s list of his corrupt acts while in office is endless,” Namdas said.

“Unquestionably, he [Obasanjo] is the greatest corrupt person ever to hold office in Nigeria. He remains the grandfather of corruption in Nigeria and lacks the moral authority to discuss corruption or indeed abuse of office in Nigeria as he remains the most corrupt Nigerian on record.”

“Undoubtedly, the former President Obasanjo is understandably angry with the National Assembly as an institution having foiled his ambition for a third-term in office even after trying to corrupt the members with a bribe of at least N50m each.”

“Lest we forget, the person who introduced corruption to the National Assembly is Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. He birthed the 4th Republic National Assembly with corrupt practices from day one; indeed the first day of the Republic. He bribed PDP, ANPP and AD legislators on their inauguration in 1999 to vote against the majority candidate of PDP, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo. That was how Senator Evans Enwerem became Senate President.’’

The House spokesman added; “Have we forgotten the sacks of money displayed on the floor of the House of Representatives being bribe money paid by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to some Honourable members to impeach Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ghali N’abba? ”

‘’Have we forgotten that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo used his position as President to extort money from businessmen and contractors with his government to build his presidential library? The list of his corrupt acts while in office is endless.”

“It is unfortunate that he has started his very familiar method of bringing down governments. He did it to Alhaji Shehu Shagari, he did it to Gen. Buhari, he did same to Gen. Babangida, he attempted to bring down Gen. Abacha before he imprisoned him for treason; he made frantic efforts to derail the government of President Ya’ardua when he couldn’t use him. He supported President Goodluck Jonathan but when he refused to take dictation, he turned against him.”

“He supported President Buhari, but since he has sensed that Nigeria is having economic difficulties under him, he has pounced to derail his government. The way Chief Obasanjo talks gives the impression that he is a lifetime opposition leader who has never held any office. What did he do about the issues he raised in his 8 years as President?”

“This is a man with unlimited access to President Buhari. Or is it because he has not appointed all his cronies as requested? We may never know. His stock in trade is blackmail, subversion and treachery.”

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