Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has accused former President Olusegun Obsanjo of being the most corrupt President to have ever ruled the country.
He said this in a statement issued on his behalf by Lere Olayinka, his special assistant on public communications.
“Obasanjo that I know does not have morals rights to accuse anyone of corruption because he eats and sleeps with corruption,” he said.
“If anyone must accuse the church in Nigeria of promoting corruption, that person cannot be Obasanjo because he presided over the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria.”
“Where did Obasanjo get the stupendous wealth he is parading since he was a pauper before he became president?” Fayose asked.
“Where did he get the trillions of naira that he deployed to his failed third term bid? How can Obasanjo, under whose tenure Nigeria witnessed Halliburton scandal be sermonising about corruption? Who introduced politics of Ghana-must-go bags to the national assembly?
“Who was the president when sacks of money were displayed on the floor of the house of representatives, as bribe money given to some reps members to impeach the then speaker, Ghali N’abba?
“Under whose administration was the out-of-court settlement in the controversial $1.09 billion Malabu oil block initiated in 2006?”
This accusation was a retaliation to Obasanjo’s words to the Clergy speaking on at the 2017 convention lecture of Victory Life Bible Church International, Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Saturday. He had accused church leaders of accepting gifts without questioning their sources.