Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as father of modern day corruption in Nigeria.
He declared that “Obasanjo that I know does not have morals rights to accuse anyone of corruption because he eats and sleeps with corruption.”
In a statement issued on Sunday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose asked, “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 Halliburton scandal be sermonising about corruption?”
He said it was during Obasanjo’s reign as president that governors were made to donate N10 million each to the building of his library, adding, “Isn’t compelling State Governors to make donations to the personal project of a serving president part of corruption?”
“Who was the president when sacks of money were displayed on the floor of the House of Representatives, as bribe money given to some Reps members to impeach the then Speaker, Ghali N’abba?
“Under whose administration was the out-of-court settlement in the controversial $1.09 billion Malabu Oil Block initiated in 2006?”