In a statement issued yesterday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media Lere Olayinka, Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as the number one enemy of Nigeria, saying he has lost his status as a statesman and Nigerians should ignore him.
The governor, who expressed confidence that President Goodluck Jonathan would be re-elected to complete his eight years term, added: “Obasanjo is only fighting President Jonathan because he prevented him (Obasanjo) from ruling Nigeria from his Ota farm.”
According to The Sun Governor Fayose was quoted as saying the following: “Obasanjo is a cancer that may never get cured in a lifetime. The moment Obasanjo is not the one controlling a house, he will want the house pulled down, but this time around, he has failed.
“Obasanjo has always benefitted from the misfortune of others and he is living with the impression that he is the wisest person in the whole world. When Murtala Mohammed was murdered in 1976, Obasanjo was the beneficiary.
“In 1993, he said the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief MKO Abiola, was not the Messiah Nigeria needed. Instead of Obasanjo to join the clamour for the actualisation of Abiola’s mandate, Obasanjo was canvassing for an Interim National Government, which he schemed to head.
“MKO Abiola died in detention in 1997 and Obasanjo became the beneficiary of his (Abiola) death. Despite the fact that it was the blood of MKO Abiola that Obasanjo marched on to power, not even a street was named after Abiola throughout Obasanjo’s eight years as president.
“Today, Obasanjo is fighting President Jonathan, the man who has done what he failed to do for Abiola, the Yoruba people and Nigerians as a whole, when he was president for eight years; simply because he does not want anyone to equal his record as Nigeria’s longest serving president.
“President Jonathan has made it impossible for Obasanjo to run his presidency for him and for this reason, he is supporting Buhari, hoping that he will be the one to nominate ministers for Buhari if he becomes president,” he said.