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I’ll sue Obasanjo for criminal contempt – Kashamu


The Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West, Buruji Kashamu, has said that he will sue former President Olusegun Obasanjo for defying a court order not to make a public presentation of his autobiography, “My Watch” in Lagos.

Kashamu said this in a statement he personally signed and made available to our correspondent in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

He said, “I have asked my lawyers to press criminal contempt charges against him (Obasanjo) and all those who assisted him in flouting the orders of the court.

“I will ensure that they are all dragged before the court, and particularly, Obasanjo, without his cap, to show why he should not be punished for criminal contempt.”

Kashamu had earlier approached the court and got an injunction to restrain the former President or his agents from publishing the book because he (Kashamu) believed that the book criticised President Goodluck Jonathan.

Kashamu noted that Obasanjo’s action had confirmed his alleged flair for lawlessness and arbitrariness.

His statement further read, “Everybody knows that good governance is based on the rule of law, due process and respect for constituted authority.

“It beats my imagination that this man can be sermonising about good governance when he shamelessly advertises all the elements of bad governance.

“In short, he is bad governance personified. He is the worst advertisement for the product he is trying to advertise – good governance.

“He has shown that he does not have respect for the judiciary, and that he is above the law.

“Certainly, President Goodluck Jonathan and his predecessor, the late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua, and others he criticised in the controversial book, which I am reliably informed he did not write, are made of a sterner stuff than him. They are true democrats and gentlemen to the core.”

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