I’ll jail Obasanjo if I become president – Fayose

Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose says he will send the former President Olusegun Obasanjo back to prison for all his alleged infractions committed against Nigeria if he becomes president.

Mr Fayose spoke on Tuesday while featuring on “Plus Politics”, a programme on PlusTV Africa in Ado-Ekiti.

The former governor said he would ensure Obasanjo accounts for all the alleged financial impropriety and other manifestations of corrupt practices perpetrated during his eight-year tenure as Nigeria’s president and face the full wrath of law.

He said: “Let me tell to you, Obasanjo has made hate speech and should be brought to book by this government. I pray one day I will become president of this country by God’s grace, Obasanjo will go back to prison. I’m telling you the truth because there are so many things Obasanjo must be questioned about.

“Obasanjo is not a saint when he came out of prison his farm at Ota was in shambles. But, today, it is back to life. Where did the money for resuscitating the once ailing farm come from? It was from the government.

“For the library, all governors at that time contributed N10 million each to support Obasanjo by force. The third term is still fresh in our memory. So, baba should stop telling us he is a saint. Shagari was not good enough. He imposed him on Nigerians. He brought Yar’Adua and Jonathan. Nobody is good to Obasanjo except himself.

“Whatever you say about Kashamu. He has paid his own dues, spent his time. No court convicted him and he left and departed the world. Everybody will have an end. Let wait and see how Obasanjo will end.”

Fayose had recently attacked Obasanjo for his comments about the late Senator Buruji Kashamu after the former president said Kashamu could not beat death despite evading justice for alleged crimes.