“I’m ready to prove the allegation in my letter” – Obasanjo insists
By Ehi Ekhator
Further information leaked yesterday concerning the visit of All Progressives Congress (APC) to the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo at his private residence in Abeokuta.
Obasanjo in the meeting insisted that the letter he wrote to President Jonathan and the issues raised in it are not mere speculations. Naija Center News learnt
Contrary to the believe that the letter was written in his selfish interest, he added that the letter was written in the interest of Nigeria and survival of democracy.
Obasanjo in his letter to Jonathan, accused him of training snipers and having more than 1000 politicians in his watch list. In his defence during the meeting with APC, he revealed that he was ready to prove the allegation, according to sources.
He revealed this to some top leaders of the APC in a secret meeting during their visit in Abeokuta.
According to the information gathered through a source, “Obasanjo had audience with a group of six or seven leaders after the initial obeisance, banters and the reasons of APC visit were discussed”
“He told them that he believed in what he wrote and he had no regrets for doing so. He said he was not ‘self-seeking’ in writing President Jonathan.
“The ex-President also told the team that ‘if it is necessary, I will provide evidence on some of the issues. I have my facts.’
Another source revealed that Obasanjo seems to have been more sure of the snipers accusation but refused to go into details
His words “The ex-President’s body language was a “bit stronger on his point on snipers but he did not go into details”.
The source added “Obasanjo restated his faith in a united and indivisible Nigeria. He also pleaded with APC leaders to remain committed to one Nigeria, irrespective of the political situation in the country.”
The source quoted Obasanjo as saying: “I did not write the letter to curry favour or seek undue attention but at my age, I should talk when things are going wrong. I am not on a self-seeking mission.”
The source said Obasanjo declared that he would not leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
On the mission of APC leaders, a third source said a National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu captured it in his interview with reporters that they were not out to woo Obasanjo.
“In fact, the APC leaders told Obasanjo that having consulted with past leaders on the state of the nation; they also owed him a duty to brief him on why they are after a change of leadership in 2015.”