Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has said he is laughing at the former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo over his allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to arrest and detain him on trump up charges, saying that the former President is behaving like a woman.
Fayose, who asked Obasanjo to submit himself for probe by the Buhari administration, asked him not to make his predicament a Yoruba issue, adding that it is good that Obasanjo is now being served the goodies he saw in Buhari that made him a Buhari’s promoter during the 2015 general elections.
In a statement today, Saturday, by the his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the Ekiti governor said: “In fact, I am laughing at the whole scenario. That Obasanjo could cry out. I don’t know he can act like a woman. It is amazing that he is behaving this way. If he has anything to clarify, let him do that.
“To me, former President Obasanjo should submit himself for probe and trial. He gave us the impression that he is a brave man who is not afraid of anything. He is a retired General in the army who has seen a lot and should not be raising alarms now. Obasanjo said Buhari was the best for Nigeria while promoting him for the 2015 general elections.
“In his book ‘Under My Watch’, Obasanjo said he prefers to be jailed by Buhari rather than former President Goodluck Jonathan being reelected into office. Now prison is beckoning on him and he wants to dodge. He set up the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and among others.
“Obasanjo even used those bodies to hound and lock up many people including state governors, why is he now afraid of being probed. Let him tell Nigerians how he made his money. People can recollect the level he was before he became president and how he left office. If Buhari is now telling the whole world that Obasanjo stole money, it is incumbent on Obasanjo to prove his innocence.
“Moreover, Obasanjo should stop giving the impression that he is the leader of the Yoruba people. He is not. We have more eminent people who qualify to be our leaders. And he should also not try and sell any dummy that his travails are that of Yoruba people. I have been tried a number of times by the EFCC and faced the challenges as a man. He should also do so.”
The governor said that it was unfortunate that some people failed to heed his admonition that whoever brings and rides a tiger may end up in its belly.