Sagay reacts as Obasanjo cries out over alleged plot by Buhari to jail him; lists 3 major threats to former president’s life
– Professor Sagay reacted to former President Obasanjo’s claim that the federal government is plotting jail him
– He dismissed the ex-president’s allegation, adding that he (Obasanjo) should stop behaving like someone looking for sympathy and attention from Nigerians
– Sagay listed three things which he claimed are the only threat to Obasanjo’s life: his mouth, lack of appreciation of others and his ego
Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Sunday, June 10, said the claim by former president Olusegun Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari is plotting to frame him up and jail him is a frivolous allegation which nobody should take seriously.
Recall that Obasanjo had recently raised the alarm that the Buhari-led administration has put his name on its security watchlist, while security agencies are plotting to arrest and put him in detention.
However, Sagay who had earlier reportedly said the heavens will not fall if Obasanjo is prosecuted over the $16b Power Project told Independent Newspaper that the former president should stop behaving like someone looking for sympathy from Nigerians.
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He reportedly said the only threat to Obasanjo’s life is his mouth, lack of respect for his successors and his ego which makes him think he is still the president of Nigeria over 10 years after leaving office.
“I am surprised because his allegations are so frivolous. A former president and a retired general should be more serious than that.
“He shouldn’t say things that nobody will take seriously. And he should stop behaving like somebody looking for attention and sympathy when nothing is threatening him.
“The only threat he has is his mouth, his lack of appreciation of others and his ego which makes him think that he is Nigeria’s president for life and every other persons are under him so he has to control them for life. So, there is no basis for his fear at all. Nobody is threatening him,” he said.