Previous Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-drove organization was urgently searching for approaches to ensnare ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and quiet him.
Atiku made the case while affirming that his child inlaw, Babalele Abdullahi gave the aggregate of N50m to Obasanjo’s Presidential Library.
In an announcement issued by his Media Office, the previous Vice President demanded that his child in-law made the commitment in full consistence of the law.
He additionally denounced the consideration of Obasanjo’s name in the rundown of expense defaulters by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, focusing on that the move was to extort the previous President.
The announcement peruses: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is bolstering individuals from the media with conscious misrepresentations trying to cause estrangement and ill will between previous President Olusegun Obasanjo and his previous agent, Atiku Abubakar, on one hand, and between previous President Obasanjo and Nigerians by and large.
“For the evasion of uncertainty, Mallam Babalele Abdullahi, Atiku Abubakar’s child in-law, did not give any cash in real money to the Olusegun Obasanjo Library. Indeed, he facilitated a gift of fifty million naira to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, however so did numerous different people, including urban disapproved of customary rulers, state Governors, investors and skippers of industry.
“This is on the grounds that the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library is a non-administrative association that assumes a vital job in advancing harmony and strength in Nigeria, and that ought to be hailed.
“Another past pioneer, who did not improve himself or Nigeria in the wake of leaving office, yet plunked down nursing feelings of resentment and plotting vengeance, previous President Olusegun Obasanjo improved himself and Nigeria by composing books, establishing global research organizations and taking part in harmony and limit building endeavors.
“Gifts to establishments set up to advance harmony in Nigeria and Africa are to be recognized, not condemned. Presidential libraries in America and different pieces of the world are correspondingly supported by gifts from city disapproved of people.
”For the shirking of uncertainty, Mallam Abdullahi’s gift of fifty million naira was made by means of a bank move, in full consistence with the law. He didn’t give or make any installment in real money, as the EFCC is wrongly and pruriently deceptive general society. Besides, the wellsprings of these assets are totally authentic and have been decisively demonstrated to the EFCC. It is educational to take note of that even the EFCC has not once asserted these assets to be the returns of any criminal behavior at all.
“In all actuality there is urgency with respect to the present organization to rope in previous President Olusegun Obasanjo into a wrongdoing as a method for hushing his voice, which they see as the transcendent basic voice against the mismanagement that they have foisted on Nigerians.
“This is the reason they asked the Federal Inland Revenue Service to erroneously and harshly incorporate his name in a distributed rundown of expense dodgers, alongside the names of different Peoples Democratic Party sympathizers, for example, conspicuous worldwide vocalist and pride of Nigeria, Davido, who assumed a noticeable job in PDP gubernatorial crusade in Osun state, for which he is being rebuffed.”