‘’When general AbdulSalam released obasanjo from prison, if you had seen him then, none of you would want to touch him, the same man now calling PDP a corrupt party, the same party that you served as president under for eight years, we gave him the platform, he’s now standing up that he is opening his library, even the library its self is corruption, my ten million naira is in that project, in 2005, Obasanjo forced all of us as governors then to contribute ten million naira each and I had written to him that I want my money back with interest, he must return our money, I don’t know why they are praising him, his time is gone, it’s our time today, I am a governor today, who is he’’?
Governor Fayose made this revelation during south west caucus meeting of people’s Democratic Party held in ekiti. Fayose wondered why the former president becomes a saint all of a sudden, according to him; Obasanjo has no moral justification to classify someone as being corrupt. Hear him;’’ where is the moral justification when you compel individuals against their wish to donate a particular amount and now, you are making people believe you are saint''?
fayose also described obasanjo's library project as one of the greatest fraud ever; said the 30 governors under the platform of peoples Democratic party were compelled to donate N10m each in 2005 to the multi billion naira project
The was just as the PDP Southwest caucus passed a confidence of vote in the leadership of the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee, branding the Ali Modu Sheriff group as mere usurpers of the party’s structure. Fayose and Obasanjo Speaking in Ado Ekiti on Monday at the opening of the PDP Southwest stakeholders’ meeting, he advised the former President Obasanjo to stop seeing himself as a saint.
Fayose, who visibly expressed his anger against some leaders of the party for refusing to speak up against political persecution of some members of the party by the All Progressive Congress led Federal government, said they should not be afraid to speak against tyranny and any form of oppression.
According to Fayose “We were compelled to make the donation as PDP governors in 2005 and now I need the return of my money with interest”, he said. The Governor, who described the Sheriff’s faction as ‘moles’ and ‘political kidnappers’ within the party, added that “Yes, they are kidnappers, because when you took what does not belong to you, then you are a kidnapper.
To me, I stand with Makarfi, because the judiciary has no reason to appoint the chairman and executive members for party owners. “How can you call yourself the leader of a party and be working for the opposition. Sheriff and his group will fail in their devilish plot against our party. We, the committed members of this party will not allow this evil to work, because charlatans can’t be allowed to hijack our party. “To me, the PDP is one under Ahmed Makarfi.
I want you to be speaking out against President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, nobody can kill you. The tough time we are passing through is just a phase as tough time never last but tough people do.
“They said the PDP people are corrupt, but if you look critically, the PDP are mere petty thieves while APC members are super robbers. They are only interested in destroying and oppressing our members while the people groan in sufferings. Today, the country is under emergency situation. “They said we should use political means to settle our differences, let me say that even if we reconcile there are some people I can’t be in the same party with. They are dirty and people like us can’t associate with them”. Fayose boasted that he will concede victory to the APC in the next year’s election if the opposition wins ten out of the 177 wards in the state. “I am even ready to concede defeat if they win only one local government. No matter what they do, we are on ground and we are winning 16-0 again, because we have the people behind us”, he boasted.