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Orji Uzor Kalu has labeled former president Obasanjo as corrupt
– Kalu also said Obasanjo has no moral standing to criticise the current administration of Muhammadu Buhari
– He described President Muhammadu Buhari as the most selfless leader in Nigeria’s history
Former governor of Abia state, Orji uzor Kalu, has lambasted former Nigeria president, Olusegun Obasanjo, calling him the most corrupt Nigerian president.
The former Abia governor said this in Ado Ekiti during an advocacy visit to the state.
Kalu, who was reacting to a statement credited to Obasanjo asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek a second term in office, said the former president was incompetent to stop President Buhari from seeking re-election.
He said this while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the house of a governorship aspirant and former Speaker, Mr. Femi Bamisile at GRA in Ado Ekiti yesterday.
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He said: “Obasanjo’s government is the most corrupt ever in the history of this nation. He had nothing on him when he became president, but before he left the Presidency, he was able to rebuild Ota farm and he also acquired farmlands across the country, built a legacy Library, a University and many other private projects.
“Nigerians should tell former President Obasanjo to stop writing frivolous letters. It was sad that someone who behaved badly by not listening to advice could talk like this.
“Let me tell you emphatically that President Buhari will contest again, don’t listen to letter writer like Obasanjo. Obasanjo has been President twice, so he should keep his letter in Ota for himself.
“If you check your records very well, he remains the most corrupt President ever. He came into office with less than N20,000 and built the multi-billion naira Otta farm, library project and hilltop mansion.
“If anyone will caution President Buhari, it should not be Obasanjo. That is why somebody like me is in Ekiti to tell our people not to listen to Obasanjo. He met the economy in coma, today President Buhari has raised the foreign reserve from $23 billion to as much as $47 billion, while the menace of Boko Haram has been defeated.
“So, some people are out to destabilize his government. We want Nigerians to embrace love, peace and show understanding,” Kalu advised.
I’ve declared war on Fayose
On the comment credited to Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose that the Kalu-led Peace Advocacy Team was not welcomed in the state, the former governor said: “Fayose is my boy, I’m his boss, he lived in my house at Victoria Island for three and half months and I fed him for that period. It was out of the madness that governors like Ayo Fayose will ask me, a bonafide Nigerian, not to come to Ekiti State.
“Fayose was in my state, Abia last week and nobody said he should not come, so I have declared war on him.’Even if I sleep on the floor, I will still defeat Fayose on any issue.
“I have declared war on Fayose, we must put an end to his thuggish attitude, he can’t just open his mouth and say whatever he likes, without giving consideration to the exalted office.”
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