Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of recruiting and training armed killers for the purpose of the 2015 general elections in Nigeria; adding that the killers are being trained at the same facility where former Military President General Sani Abacha, trained his own killer squad.
Obasanjo also alleged that President Jonathan has placed over 1,000 Nigerians under political watch list, and is willing to give the green light for any perceived enemy to be obliterated.
Chief Obasanjo made these mountainous allegations in his 18-page letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of causing ethnic division in Nigeria and aiding corrupt practices in his government.
“Allegation of keeping over 1000 people on political watch list rather than criminal or security watch list and training snipers and other armed personnel secretly and clandestinely acquiring weapons to match for political purposes like Abacha and training them where Abacha trained his own killers, if it is true, it cannot augur well for the initiator, the government and the people of Nigeria.”
“Here again, there is the reason of history to learn from for anybody who cares to learn from history.”
Obasanjo warned Jonathan that he has surrounded himself with the worst set of advisers who coax him to fight against any perceived political enemy.
“Democratic politics admits and is permissible of supporters and opponents. When the consequences come, those who have wrongly advised you will not be there to help carry the can. Egypt must teach some lesson.” Obasanjo further quoted a Yoruba adage to buttress his argument: “The man with whose head coconut is broken may not live to savour the taste of the succulent fruit”.
Obasanjo also accused President Jonathan of granting freedom to criminals who have been convicted by court.
“Assisting criminals to evade justice cannot be part of the job of the presidency. Or, as it is viewed in some quarters, is he being recruited to do for you want he had done for Abacha in the past. Hopefully, he should have learned his lesson. Let us continue watch.”