Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday raised the alarm that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was plotting to slam false charges on him through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to pave way for his indefinite detention.
He also accused the government of putting his name on a watch list, alleging that information reaching him from the ‘top security echelon’ indicated that his safety could no longer be guaranteed.
The former President noted that the current administration wanted to blackmail him into abandoning his divine mandate to protect the rights of Nigerians to better life.
Obasanjo made these allegations among others in a statement signed and released on his behalf by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Friday in Abeokuta.
He further revealed that he was reliably informed that, daily, plans were being perfected to curtail his liberty either through the seizure of his passport, or hounding him with the anti-graft agency.
He noted that the nation’s number three citizen was currently being harassed and the number four citizen was equally facing similar threat within the same government they serve.
The statement read, “Since Chief Olusegun Obasanjo declared in his State-of-the-Nation special statement on January 23, 2018, the desperation to frustrate, intimidate and blackmail him into abandoning his divine mandate to protect the rights of the people to better life and living continued unabated and has even taken a bizarre dimension.