* Akiolu Faults Ex-President’s Criticism Of Govt
Another volley of verbal bullets were on Friday fired the way of former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his recent dramatic exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his criticism of the current federal administration.
First to take potshots at Obasanjo was Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose. The governor, who spoke on a radio and television programme in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, stated that he had no personal score to settle with Obasanjo.
However, he claimed that the former President, also an elder statesman, has become a cancer on the body-politic.
Fayose said: “Grey hair is very good but it does not mean wisdom. I have no personal issue with him (Obasanjo). He is a cancer that needs more than radioactive rays to cure. He became the beneficiary when General Murtala Muhammed was killed and he also benefited when Chief MKO Abiola died. When a pointer is leading you to Golgotha you are dead. Do you see other leaders behaving like this? There must be decorum.”
Also, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has said Obasanjo’s recent criticisms of President Jonathan’s administration were hypocritical.
Oba Akiolu spoke on Friday at the inauguration of four naval warships in Lagos.
The monarch said Obasanjo’s hypocritical call for due process today belied his illegally withhold of Lagos’ allocation for many months and even after the Supreme Court ordered him to release it to the state.
He inferred that Obasanjo’s loss of place in the PDP and his ongoing feud with the Presidency might be the former president’s rewards for his sins while in charge of the country, stressing that “more are still coming.”
Oba Akiolu said: “If I want to do something, I don’t pretend. God gives many people long life so that they can get enough punishment. Let me tell you something; all the injustices they committed against Lagos State from 1999 to 2007, God Almighty is punishing them now.
“All the accusations former President Obasanjo is making now, he initiated them, nurtured them and masterminded them and now he is complaining. God has a way of doing something. More are still coming.”