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Kasamu faults Obasanjo on US indictment

Chairman, Mobilisation and Organisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in South West, Prince Buruji Kashamu has faulted the claim by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that he has been indicted as a drug baron in the United States as a cocktail of lies.

Kashamu was reacting to Obasanjo’s response to the pleas by some leaders of the PDP, seeking his forgiveness.

According to Kashamu, Obasanjo  said; ‘’I am one of the many issues that he had pointed out and still pointing out. Although he did not state what the other many issues were, he made a heavy weather out of my purported indictment over some drug-related offences.

 

Coctail of lies

“First, his statement is yet another cocktail of lies served with his legendary deceit as shall be shown shortly. He said he was displeased at my allegedly being made the leader of the party in the South West. First, it should be noted that as against his earlier assertion that; “I am a wanted habitual criminal…for whom extradition has been requested by the US Government…, he has now described me as an indicted drug baron wanted in America.

“ The undebatable fact of history that Baba Obasanjo has not told the world is that it was during his first tenure as President that he and former Beninoise President, Matthew Kerekou directed the relevant security agencies to give truthful evidence that exonerated me.

“ That was why the Interpol in Nigeria and Benin Republic as well as the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, came to the London courts in 2000/2001 to give evidence during my incarceration and trial. That also explained why when I returned I became his associate.

“He used me to prosecute his battle against former Governor Gbenga Daniel. When it was time to field candidates for the 2011 general elections, he brought his stooge, Gen. Adetunji Olurin, and asked me to roll the party structure behind his anointed candidate. In his usual holier-than-thou manner, he talked about not being able to work with me because of his principles, honour and integrity.

 

Questions for Obasanjo

“But the questions Nigerians should ask him are: Where were his principles when he used to take me into the inner recesses of his abode? Where was his honour when he served me breakfast, lunch and dinner in his Hilltop mansion? Where was his integrity when he mounted the rostrum to sing my praises, praying for me as he did in May 2010 during a reception for the former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye?

“ I can go on and on! Despite his pretensions, the reason I have become the target of Obasanjo’s wicked campaign of calumny and blackmail is his perceived loss of political relevance in Ogun State and the South West.

 

‘Obasanjo against Jonathan’s 2nd term ambition’

He is against the second term ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan and he had wanted to use the erstwhile National Secretary, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; the former National Auditor, Bode Mustapha and the ex-National Vice-Chairman, Segun Oni, to thwart Mr. President’s re-election.

“The almighty Allah Subhana wa tala used me to stand up to him and the rest is history. Before his very eyes, the PDP in the South West is on a rebound and we are winning elections free and square unlike what obtained during his reign when contrived electoral victories were being easily upturned.”

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