- Governor Fayose has accused ex-President Obasanjo of being corrupt
- The governor said Obasanjo has no moral right to be accuse anyone else of corruption
Governor Ayodele Fayose has attacked former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo. The verbal attack came few days after the ex-president accused church leaders of fueling corruption in Nigeria.
NAIJ.com gathered that Fayose, through his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka accused the ex-president of being hypocritical and said he has no right to accuse church leaders of corruption.
Fayose said Obasanjo's two terms as president was the epitome of corruption in Nigeria and that the ex-President acquire dubious wealth to run his third term campaign, Punch reports.
Fayose said:“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 also accused Obasanjo of forcing governors during his tenure to contribute N10 million each to a library construction which was Obasanjo's personal project in his state.
Fayose said: “Isn’t compelling state governors to make donations to the personal project of a serving president part of corruption?"
“Who introduced the politics of ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags to the National Assembly?
“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 $1.09bn Malabu oil block initiated in 2006?”
Meanwhile, the minister of mines and steel development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state will get his due reward at the appropriate time.
The minister made the statement in reaction to recent allegations made against him by Fayose.
Fayemi, the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, was succeeded by Fayose, who recently claimed the minister was working with some justices of the Supreme Court to sack him via a review of the ruling of the apex court which upheld his election as governor of the state.