Buhari plotting to frame me, seize my passport, says Obasanjo
Kunle Olayeni, Abeokuta
A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday raised the alarm over alleged impending plot by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to frame him up for phantom crimes.
Obasanjo said, already, impeccable security sources have informed him that his name is on their watch list and that the security of his life cannot be guaranteed.
In a press statement signed by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, and made available to reporters in Abeokuta, the former president claimed that the two-fold beastly designs against him included plot to seize international passport and clamp him into detention.
Obasanjo declared that the grand plot to deal with him came after his state-of-the-nation special statement on January 23, 2018.
The ex-president said though he would not have dignified the plot with a response, he had to act in view of how the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, are being harangued within the same government they serve.
The statement partly read, “Since Chief Olusegun Obasanjo declared in his State-of-the-Nation Special Statement on January 23, 2018, the desperation to frustrate, intimidate and blackmail him into abandoning his divine mandate to protect the rights of the people to better life and living continued unabated and has even taken a bizarre dimension.
“Impeccable security sources have alleged Chief Obasanjo’s name is on their Watch List and that the security of his life cannot be guaranteed.
“According to these informants, many of who are in the top echelon of the Nation’s security management and close to the corridors of power, the operatives are daily perfecting how to curtail the personal liberties of the former President and hang a crime on him.”