The governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has called on Nigerians to ignore the recent outbursts of ex president Olusegun Obasanjo because he’s a cancer and a confusionist.
Also describing him as Nigeria’s worst enemy, Fayose said in a statement today that Obasanjor’s gripe with president Goodluck Jonathan was that the latter refused to be manipulated by Obasanjo and allow himself to be controlled remotely from Obasanjo’s retirement farm at Otta.
Fayose’s statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, comes after a week of a war of words between Obasanjo and the presidency in which Obasanjo most recently likened Jonathan to Laurent Gbagbo – the deposed and indicted former president of the Ivory-Coast – who shifted election dates and refused to accept eventual defeat at the polls.
The statement goes: “Obasanjo is a cancer that may never get cured in a lifetime.
“The moment Obasanjo is not the one controlling a house, he will want the house pulled down but this time around, he has failed.”
The governor said; “Obasanjo has always benefitted from the misfortune of others and he is living with the impression that he is the wisest person in the whole world.
“When Murtala Mohammed was murdered in 1976, Obasanjo was the beneficiary.
“In 1993, he said the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, late Chief MKO Abiola was not the Messiah Nigeria needed. Instead of Obasanjo to join the clamour for the actualisation of Abiola’s mandate, Obasanjo was canvassing for an Interim National Government, which he schemed to head.
“MKO Abiola died in detention in 1997 and Obasanjo became the beneficiary of his (Abiola) death.
“Despite the fact that it was the blood of MKO Abiola that Obasanjo matched on to power, not even a street was named after Abiola throughout Obasanjo’s eight years as president.
“Today, Obasanjo is fighting President Jonathan, the man who has done what he failed to do for Abiola, the Yoruba people and Nigerians as a whole when he was president for eight years, simply because he does not want anyone to equal his record as Nigeria’s longest serving president.
“President Jonathan has made it impossible for Obasanjo to run his presidency for him and for this reason, he is supporting Buhari, hoping that he will be the one to nominate ministers for Buhari if he becomes president.
“Abanije eniyan to nba eeyan je kiri, ojo to ba dekun ibaje ni won maa ba oun naa je kanle ( He who destroys will ultimately ends up in destruction).
“However, I have this bad news for Obasanjo. Nigeria is not his football that he can kick around as he likes. President Jonathan will be reelected, and Nigeria will be freed from his (Obasanjo) bondage once and for all.”