Investigate Obasanjo’s schemes over Bakassi peninsula – Kalu tells FG
– A former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has urged the federal government to probe ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo over some alleged schemes that led to the ceding of Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroun
– Kalu said that Obasanjo saw to the ceding of the peninsula with an ulterior motive
– The former governor said the federal government should do its utmost to recover the land which is rich in hydrocarbon
Orji Uzor Kalu, the former governor of Abia state and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has called for the investigation of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, over the ceding of Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroun.
Kalu alleged that Obasanjo handed over the peninsula, which is rich in hydrocarbon, to Cameroun, in order to be regarded as a peaceful leader, earn the Nobel Peace prize or play his way to the office of the United Nations secretary general, The Sun reports.
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The former therefore urged the federal government to constitute an investigation on the ceding of Bakassi, recover the peninsula and expose Obasanjo’s many dark schemes when he was in power.
Kalu said: “Former president Obasanjo’s recent and ongoing criticism of president Buhari is typical of his lack of patriotism and enviable degree of selfishness.
“When we point a finger at an innocent man, we ought to be reminded that there are three other fingers pointed at us.
“Is Obasanjo not the same man who traded away Bakassi to Cameroon all for selfish reasons as he was negotiating a Nobel Peace prize for himself or an appointment as the UN secretary general?
“Bakassi has the largest deposits of hydrocarbon found in any contiguous location in Nigeria today, yet, Obasanjo gave away our collective wealth just to please the international community and in the process secure for himself a Nobel Peace Prize and or the Secretary General position of the UN.