First, it should be noted that as against his earlier assertion that I am “a wanted habitual criminal…for whom extradition has been requested by the US Government…” he has now described me “as an indicted drug baron wanted in America”. Neither statement is true. I am not a habitual criminal and I am not a drug baron. All available records including the exonerating judgments of the English courts and the reports of the Interpol investigation negate these lies.
The indubitable fact of history that Baba Obasanjo has not told the world is that it was during his first tenure as president that he and former Beninoise President, Matthew Kerekou directed the relevant security agencies to give truthful evidence that rebutted the false allegation that I was a habitual criminal or involved in any drug related crime.
That was why the Interpol in Benin Republic as well as the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Nigeria came to the London courts between 2000 and 2002, to give evidence during my incarceration and trial. Chief Obasanjo used me to prosecute his battle against former Governor Gbenga Daniel and to wrest the control of the PDP from Otunba Daniel in 2011. When it was time to field candidates for the 2011 general elections, Chief Obasanjo brought his stooge, Gen. Adetunji Olurin, and asked me to roll the party structure behind his anointed candidate.
With an affected air of moral rectitude, Chief Obasanjo talked about not being able to work with me because of his principles, honour and integrity. The obvious question on many minds is whether Chief Obasanjo has any justification to moralise and pontificate at all given his well-chronicled personal moral bankruptcy.
However, I would beg Nigerians to ask him where his “principles” were when he used to take me into the inner recesses of his abode? Where was his “honour” when he served me breakfast, lunch and dinner in his Hilltop mansion? Where was his “integrity” when he mounted the rostrum to sing my praises, praying for me as he did in May 2010, during a reception for the former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye?
I can go on and on!
Despite his pretensions, the reason I have become the target of Obasanjo’s wicked campaign of calumny and blackmail is because he perceives me as his obstacle to the control of the PDP structures in Ogun State and in the South West.