Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in a recent interview with the BBC Yoruba said that if those in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is exposed, they will not only go to jail, they will go to hell for their corrupt acts.
“What I am saying is that where we are today; our present situation, if you look at those who are there today and our boss (Buhari), I insist that Atiku will do better than them.
“This is not a prophecy. Those in government today, if we expose them, all of them will enter hell; they will not only go to jail. They will go to hell. Whoever that God does not expose his sins to the public is the person whose secret is kept.”
He further explained why he forgave and endorsed his former deputy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Obasanjo said that Atiku had atoned for his sins when he came to see him at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, and sought for forgiveness.
The former president also said that President Buhari’s bad knowledge of the economy was actually worse than he thought in 2015.
“Look at our economy, is it the way it should be? Our economy can never develop if foreign investors do not come to invest in the economy. But, as it is, they are not coming into the country and they will never come.”
Although he noted that Atiku was not a messiah, but when compared with President Buhari, he (Atiku) was far better than the current president.
“I did not say he (Atiku) will behave like Jesus. I did not say he will behave like Prophet Muhammed, but he will do better, in fact twice better than what we have at present,” Obasanjo said.
“Those who talked about what I said about Atiku, what about what I said about Buhari? His performance is even worse than what I thought,” he added.
“I said Buhari did not know anything about economy. Have you not seen it? I said he did not know about diplomatic relations, have you not seen it?
Former President Obasanjo further accused President Buhari on nepotism, saying that he gave priorities to his ethnic group when appointing people into sensitive positions.
“Look at what is happening, the person that is leading us says he cannot appoint any other tribes into the posts he considers sensitive because he does not trust them. If he cannot trust my tribe and your tribe what is the benefit? And he still wants my tribe and your tribe to vote for him. So, he can ask us to vote for him but he cannot trust us to be appointed into sensitive positions. What is sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander.
“If you don’t trust us, how do you want me to trust you? If you trust me and I misbehave replace me with another person. But if only your maternal and paternal relatives are the only people you can appoint because they are the only people you can trust…
“In Nigeria, where we have tribes numbering about 500, you now said you could not trust some people. That is what we are saying.”
1Push Naija published a report few days ago regarding how Obasanjo described Buhari as behaving like a former Nigeria military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha.