July 25, 2016

What I Told Buhari Today... The National Assembly Filled With Corrupt Men — Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed-doors on Monday, after which Baba told journalists he met him to deliver messages he brought from abroad.

Obasanjo, who spoke with State House correspondents, said, “I am visiting this time because I have some messages for the president.”

The former president said he recently travelled to Liberia and Gambia. “I have messages that these two countries will want me to deliver to the president,” he said.

"Also, only yesterday I came back from Seychelles Island where I attended this year’s Annual General meeting of Africa Export Development Bank. And there are aspects of the proceedings that I think I should update the President on,” he said.

Corrupt lawmakers
The former president also reiterated his earlier stand that Nigeria’s National Assembly was made up of corrupt lawmakers.

Reacting to the ongoing scandal around the 2016 budget in the House of Representatives, Obasanjo said people who did not belief what he said about the National Assembly in the past should now belief him since “what has come out confirms what I said in the past, then you can say what I said in the past is what I will say now.”

Obasanjo also said the issue of budget padding had gone beyond investigation. He said what Nigeria needs to do now is to “get men and women of integrity in the place.”

He advised President Buhari to be vigilant and ensure “whatever should not pass, should not pass.”

When asked whether he enjoyed his frequent trips abroad. Mr. Obasanjo said, “travelling is a good education, what you will learn about a country by visiting that country for two or three days you won’t learn by reading through books.”

When asked whether he intends to ‘slow down’ any time soon, Mr. Obasanjo retorted, “May God not allow you to slow down.”


Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

Baba is right

Kay Heavy said...

Agba ko ni tan lorile

inumidun said...

Well spoken sir..

Ibijoke M. Owolabi said...

I love this man Ebora Owu, he will say his mind.

samaila sulaiman said...

Well said. True talk indeed

Hassan Aderemi said...

To learn from experience is not admission of failure but addition of knowledge, I trust PMB will listen & work assiduously to achieve the desired result for Nigeria & Nigerians.

eniola lawal said...


SPACO said...

Fearless and truthful man, May God keep and protect you.