The former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been asked to desist from accusing people of corruption in Nigeria.
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, in a statement issued, on Sunday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said that if anyone must accuse the church in Nigeria of promoting corruption, that person should not be Obasanjo, adding that the former president presided over the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria.
Obasanjo had earlier made the accusations in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Saturday, at the 2017 Convention Lecture of Victory Life Bible Church International while speaking on the theme, “The role of the church in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.”
Fayose in his statement queried:
“Where did Obasanjo get the stupendous wealth he is parading since he was a pauper before he became president? Where did he get the trillions of naira that he deployed to his failed third term bid?
“How can Obasanjo, under whose tenure, Nigeria witnessed the Halliburton scandal be sermonising about corruption?”
Fayose restated that it was during Obasanjo’s reign as president that governors were made to donate N10m each to the building of his library
Maintaining that Obasanjo was the father of corruption in the present day Nigeria, Fayose asked, “Who introduced the politics of ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags to the National Assembly?topics from