Opinions of some Nigerians appeared divided on Saturday on the allegations by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari had perfected plans to incarcerate him over trump-up charges.
While some asked the ex-President to be prepared to answer any invitation to defend himself against any alleged wrongdoing, others argued that Obasanjo had a reason to be afraid judging from the current experience of Senate President Bukola Saraki in the hands of the police.
Prepare to clear your name, Fayose tells ex-President
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and an ex-Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr. Abubakr Tsav, advised Obasanjo to be bold enough to clear himself of any allegation.
Fayose and Tsav stated this in separate interviews on Saturday with SUNDAY PUNCH.
The Ekiti State governor said Obasanjo should be ready to clear his name of any allegation against him and stop raising the alarm on plot to arrest and try him.
Fayose submitted that Obasanjo deserved whatever “humiliation” he got, advising Buhari to, however, remember that he would one day leave the office.
“The President can go ahead and arrest Obasanjo if he desires but he should remember that what goes around comes around. He won’t be President forever too.
“After all, they have been intimidating and humiliating former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife.”
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose made a reference to Page 96 of Obasanjo’s book, ‘My Watch’, in which he claimed Obasanjo wrote; ‘…I prefer him (Buhari) to jail me to Jonathan to return to destroy this nation…,’
He added, “Since Obasanjo himself said he preferred to be jailed by Buhari and worked for his enthronement, the president can hasten his arrest and imprisonment. Obasanjo should not be afraid to go to prison now.