Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that President Muhammdu Buhari cannot seize his international passport because of the international community. Obasanjo said the President had plans to get him arrested and detain him just as a former military Head of State, General Sani Abacha did to him.
He further alleged that the only option left for the President was to send the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after him. Obasanjo in a statement by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Friday alleged that the government wanted to silence him from expressing his concerns about the state of the nation.
Obasanjo said, “The content of the alleged beastly designs, it was learnt are two-fold for now. One, to seize his International Passport and clamp him into detention indefinitely, in order to prevent him from further expressing angst on the pervasive mediocrity in the quality of governance, economic management and in the protection of lives and property by the Government.
“But, since that could expose the Government to a swath of international condemnation, embarrassment and outrage, it is said that another plot being hatched is to cause the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to re-open investigation into the activities of Chief Obasanjo’s administration using false witnesses and documents. This will be a re-enactment of the Abacha era in which Chief Obasanjo was one of the principal victims.”