23rd February, 2015
Controversial Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has again attacked former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, saying his exit from the party “is riddance to bad rubbish”.
Fayose congratulated other Peoples Democratic Party, PDP members over Obasanjo’s exit from the party, describing the former president as the troubler and tormentor of the party.
“Congratulations on Obasanjo’s exit. Obasanjo, the troubler and tormentor of our party is gone,” he said in a paid front page advertisement in a national newspaper today.
The Ekiti governor further congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan and the entire members of the PDP for what he called good news over Obasanjo’s exit, whom he described as a mole in the party.
“I congratulate our President, His Excellency, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the entire members of the PDP on the exit of the mole in our party, Olusegun Obasanjo (retd). Good riddance to bad rubbish, march on Goodluck, our president, the coast is now clear for your victory,” he said.
Fayose had at other times attacked Obasanjo over his hard stance on Jonathan, describing him as the number one enemy of Nigeria and a confusionist who has lost his status as a statesman and that Nigerians should simply ignore him.
Fayose, in a statement last Sunday said Obasanjo is only fighting President Jonathan because he prevented him (Obasanjo) from ruling Nigeria from his Ota Farm.
“Obasanjo is a cancer in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Nigeria that may never get cured in a lifetime. The moment Obasanjo is not the one controlling a house, he will want the house pulled down but this time around, he has failed.
“Obasanjo has always benefitted from the misfortune of others and he is living with the impression that he is the wisest person in the whole world. When Murtala Mohammed was murdered in 1976, Obasanjo was the beneficiary.
“In 1993, he said the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief MKO Abiola was not the Messiah Nigeria needed. Instead of Obasanjo to join the clamour for the actualisation of Abiola’s mandate, Obasanjo was canvassing for an Interim National Government, which he was scheming to head. MKO Abiola died in detention in 1998 and Obasanjo became the beneficiary of his (Abiola) death,” he said in the statement.
“Despite the fact that it was the blood of MKO Abiola that Obasanjo marched on to power, not even a street was named after Abiola throughout Obasanjo’s eight years as president,” Fayose added.
According to him, Obasanjo is fighting President Jonathan, the man who has done what he failed to do for Abiola, the Yoruba people and Nigerians as a whole when he was president for eight years, simply because he did not want anyone to equal his record as Nigeria’s longest serving president.
He said Jonathan had made it impossible for Obasanjo to run his presidency for him and that for this reason, he is supporting Buhari, hoping that he would be the one to nominate ministers for Buhari if he becomes president.
“However, I have this bad news for Obasanjo. Nigeria is not his football that he can kick around as he likes. President Jonathan will be re-elected, and Nigeria will be freed from his (Obasanjo) bondage once and for all,” he stated.
Again on 27 November, 2014, Fayose attacked Obasanjo also for his criticism of Jonathan at the Yoruba Progress Summit, held at the Oduduwa Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.
He said the ex-president was corrupt and was not in a position to criticise Jonathan, accusing the former president of sharing a huge amount of money to people he did not name during his attempt to go for a third term as the country’s number one citizen.
According to him, Obasanjo would not support someone even if the person gave his blood to him as he did not want anybody with an independent mind.