Why addressing a group of journalists on Saturday in Lagos, a former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba reacted to former president Obasanjo’s claim on Chief Obafemi Awolowo saying he was never the leader of the Yrouba but was only elected leader by his supporters. According to Osoba, the statement did not come as a surprise because nobody is good in the eyes of Obasanjo. Hear him;
“I would not like to judge Chief Obasanjo because as I am trying to put the facts straight, I don’t want to join him in condemnation of individuals. I respect him for his own strong points and weaknesses. But one thing I disagree with him is his condemnation of virtually everybody and even those around him.
“Wole Soyinka is not good, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is not good, Atiku Abubakar is not good, Reuben Aabati is useless, Doyin Okupe is not to be associated with. Who then is good?” Continue…
He further said the former president also insulted MKO Abiola who gave his life for democracy and without him, he Obasanjo wouldn’t have ever been the president.
“Whether he likes it or not, MKO Abiola will forever be the symbol and hero of modern day democracy in Nigeria. When Abiola couldn’t negotiate his freedom by signing away his mandate to General Sani Abacha, he laid down his life and I expect Chief Obasanjo to understand the fact that he became a beneficiary and should see Abiola as a hero.