Obasanjo remains one of Nigeria’s biggest problems, must be ignored – Soyinka, Falana

– Professor Wole Soyinka and Femi Falana say Obasanjo is one of Nigeria’s problems. Soyinka reveals that he authored a book about Gani Fawehinmi to counter some alleged lies by Obasanjo – Soyinka wants Nigerians to do away with Obasanjo Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Femi Falana, a senior lawyer in Nigeria, have reportedly described former president Olusegun Obasanjo as one of the country’s major problems. The two prominent Nigerians said Obasanjo was not a saviour as some would believe. Daily Trust reports that the two top Nigerians attacked Obasanjo at a panel discussion alongside the editorial chairman of The Nation, Sam Omatseye, at a book launch in Lagos. The book: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Gani’s Unfinished Business was written by Soyinka in memory of late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, the Lagos based human rights lawyer. Daily Trust reports that Soyinka said he was moved to write the book which he dubbed: “Interventions VIII” because of the tissues of lies found in Obasanjo’s three-volume autobiography: My watch. “This is a man who will never take responsibility for anything. And what I even found most unacceptable is for the same person when such a critic of successive governments now offers himself as a sort of saviour. “The letter he wrote that was meant to be a letter bomb ended up being a su*cide bomb,” he said describing Obasanjo as someone who usually studies events, looks at the directions things are going before jumping in to take credit for what others laboured for. According to Soyinka, Nigeria must learn to do away with Obasanjo with young people taking over the country. On his part, Falana said Obasanjo was known for disobedience of the Supreme Court orders. “Since the amalgamation of northern and southern protectorates in 1914, no administration has ever treated with brazenness, the way the administration of Obasanjo treated judgement of the Supreme Court. “In the case between the federal government and the Lagos state government, the Supreme Court said it was[…]

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Breaking: Former President Obasanjo shows up at PDP rally in Abeokuta

Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, reportedly showed up at a rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state, on Monday, July 9 years after dumping the organization. The New Telegraph said Obasanjo made a surprise appearance at the mega rally organised by the Ogun state chapter of party. The report said the event held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) complex in Abeokuta. It was learnt that the former president greeted PDP members and supporters who had converged to round off the familiarization visits of a House of Representatives member and governorship aspirant, Hon Oladipupo Adebutu. Details of the appearance were still sketchy at the time of this report. It earlier reported how the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was planning to welcome three governors from the north who have been with the All Progressives Congress (APC) as crisis continues in the ruling party. The report said with the successful defection of the three governors, at least 30 senators and 70 members of the House of Representatives will follow suit just before they embark on recess soon. The report said those likely to defect are members of the members of the Reformed-APC. NAIJ.com also reported that the Peoples Democratic Party signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and 31 others.

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