Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat to probe him for alleged $16bn spent on Power projects during his administration.
Today’s Echo had reported that on Tuesday while campaigning in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Buhari vowed to probe the $16bn spent on failed power project by the administration of Obasanjo.
a media aide to the former president, Kehinde Akinyemi, said his principal was expecting the probe, adding that he would make himself available anytime.
He said the former President had since last year said that he was ready for probe.
Obasanjo media aide said a statement had been issued last year where the former President announced his readiness for the probe.
Akinyemi said, “It is no more news. We are already expecting that. Since last year, Baba (Obasanjo) had said he would make himself available for the probe.”
A former aide to Obasanjo, Chief Akin Osuntokun has also reacted to the threat.
Obasanjo, he said, had even written a book about it and also volunteered information about the issue to the National Assembly and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
He said the President “likes illusion,” adding that the former President had said that there was nothing like $16bn as being claimed by Buhari.
Osuntokun said, “We have a danger in our hands. President Obasanjo has written about this issue. He had volunteered information to the National Assembly and all that. Buhari is busy wining and dining with those being investigated by the EFCC, claiming that their sins had been forgiven.”
Also, the PDP said Nigerians should not take the President seriously, adding that there were signs that he might not know what he was saying.
The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, said, “Are you sure the President is aware of what he said? If he could claim in Ekiti that he came to office in 2005, and then went to Ondo to say he was raising the hands of Edo Central Senatorial candidate instead of Ondo and all that, you think he should be taken seriously?”
Earlier while addressing the APC supporters in Yenagoa, Buhari highlighted his achievements and urged them to vote for him on February 16.
He said, “We take the problems of security, economy and infrastructure seriously and we are also promising that we will make people who occupy executive positions both at state and federal levels to be accountable to the people.
“You know we are building roads, the railway was virtually killed but we are rebuilding it, and there was no power we will bring power back.”
The former governor of Bayelsa State and leader of the party in the state, Timpre Sylva, and the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Henieken Lokpobiri, urged Bayelsans to vote massively for President Buhari and the APC come Saturday.