Submit yourself for probe – Fayose tells Obasanjo
– Ayodele Fayose says Obasanjo can dismiss the allegations against him by proving his innocence
– The governor says the former president gave the impression that he is a brave man who is not afraid of anything
– Atiku warns Buhari against arresting Obasanjo
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has called on former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, to submit himself for probe by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Speaking in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, June 9, Fayose said the former president cannot make his predicament a Yoruba issue and should prove his innocence if accused of corrupt practices.
He advised Obasanjo to dismiss the allegations against him by proving his innocence.
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The governor stated that Obasanjo’s travails were a welcome development now that he was being dealt with by the Buhari administration he supported during the 2015 general elections.
“To me, former President Obasanjo should submit himself for probe and trial. He gave us the impression that he is a brave man who is not afraid of anything. He is a retired general in the army who has seen a lot and should not be raising alarms now,” he said in a statement by his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi.
Fayose stated that the former president had described Buhari as the best man for Nigeria while promoting him for the 2015 general elections.
“In his book ‘Under My Watch’, Obasanjo said he prefers to be jailed by Buhari rather than former President Goodluck Jonathan being reelected into office. Now prison is beckoning on him and he wants to dodge. He set up the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and among others.
“Obasanjo even used those bodies to hound and lock up many people including state governors, why is he now afraid of being probed. Let him tell Nigerians how he made his money. People can recollect the level he was before he became president and how he left office.
“If Buhari is now telling the whole world that Obasanjo stole money, it is incumbent on Obasanjo to prove his innocence.