Bury Your Heads in Shame Because You are the Corrupt Grandchildren of Corrupt Obasanjo – CACOL Tells Lawmakers
Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has asked former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the members of the House of Representatives to bury their heads in shame because they both stink of corruption.
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo
A civil society group, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, has lambasted former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the members of the House of Representatives over the verbal abuse the two are throwing at each other.
CACOL said Obasanjo whom the House of representatives labeled the ‘most corrupt man in Nigeria’s history’ and the ‘father of corruption’ should hide his face in shame considering his past antecedents.
The civil society group accused Obasanjo of perpetrating the most shocking acts of corruption in the country and urged him to speak no more when issues of how to save the people from the wicked rulers are mentioned.
It would be recalled that Obasanjo had while delivering a public lecture on Wednesday, stated that the “National assembly stinks and stinks to high heavens. It needs to be purged.”
He further added that the House of Representatives is “worse than any cabal that anybody may find anywhere in our national governance system at any time.”
In a swift response, the House of Representatives responded yesterday called Obasanjo the grandfather of corruption in the country, who introduced corruption to the National assembly on its first day in 1999.
However, CACOL has accused Obasanjo and the House of Representatives of being corrupt. It said Obasanjo is the grandfather of corruption while the lawmakers are the grandchildren.
The statement issued by the Media Coordinator, Wale Salami, on behalf of the Executive Chairman, Mr. Debo Adeniran said: “to put it aptly, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s anti-corruption stance is pure hypocrisy and akin to ‘the kettle, calling the pot black’. We can say this even at the risk of sounding ‘supportive’ of the gluttonous legislators who have frankly admitted as reported in the media to being ‘corrupt grandchildren of a corrupt grandfather’; both sides of the divide are indeed culpable in the infestation of corruption in the fabrics of our society. They are two sides of the same coin, actually!
“We recall how all efforts to get Obasanjo to answer to allegations of corrupt practices over the Halliburton and Siemens Scandal against him were met with consciously and tactically placed obstac|€X that have shielded the former President from judicial and public scrutiny of his ro|€X in the saga till date.
"Our coalition submitted a petition against former President, General Olusegun Obasanjo (Rtd) to the EFCC on November 14th, 2007 at the Lagos Zonal Office on offences bordering on alleged conspiracy, fraudulent conversion of funds and abuse of office, foreign exchange malpractice and money laundering.
“Following the submission and defense of our petition, an investigative panel was set up to look into the issues raised by our Coalition. Till date, we are still tracking the case and have even written to the EFCC as recently as May, this year for updates, but nothing is forthcoming.
“We found it worrisome; indeed, when we discovered that a report on our petition that the EFCC had not officially released found its way into General Obasanjo’s Book titled ‘My Watch’, in which the former President published a purported report of the investigation panel (page 431 – 465). We had wondered why it was only the former President that appeared to have seen the report while the other stakeholders and the populace remain in the dark and groping. The experience definitely speaks volumes on why some apparently corrupt elements in our midst remain ‘powerful’, ‘untouchable’ and very well ‘above the law’ in spite of the fact that, constitutional footing/s for such status does not exist!
"Were it not against this sort of background, Obasanjo and his ‘grandchildren’ in the legislature ought to bury the heads in shame. A morally upright person would be more comfortable with clearing his name of the corruption allegations against him before pointing fingers. Four fingers are pointing right back at Obasanjo in whichever direction he points a finger to, in the decadence that presently obtains, for being profoundly suspect in the Nigerian situation almost on all plains.
“The ongoing banters are insensitive and insulting to the people’s sensibilities. For the umpteenth time we call on the Attorney General of the Federation, the EFCC and other agencies to re-open the Halliburton and Siemens scandal case promptly, a case that has remained unresolved till date.”
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