‘Obasanjo Is A Common Criminal, I Paid His Bills When He Left Prison,’ Says Kalu
Former Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu, has again slammed ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying he remains the most corrupt President ever.
Kalu in an interview with Asabe Afrika Television, in Lagos, on Sunday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to give the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, a mandate to pick on Obasanjo.
According to him, the ex-President came into office with less than N20,000 in his bank account but fraudulently got the resources to erect structures for himself in Abeokuta and Ota, Ogun State.
His words: “Obasanjo is just a common criminal on the street. He is a criminal because he came to be president with N20,000. All his bills, throughout when he left prison, were paid by me.
“He was sleeping in my house in Victoria Island.”
He noted that until Obasanjo is probed by Ibrahim Magu, the fight against corruption will be a fight that has not began in earnest.
Kalu also recalled how he and like-minded politicians stopped Obasanjo’s third term bid, and how the former president threatened him physically and even promised to render him poor and turn him to a beggar.
Asked how he feels after Obasanjo made good his promise, Kalu replied that he has moved on.
“No, no, no, no! It is not about that. We have passed that stage. Hallmark Bank, Slok Airline, the oil block; they were my businesses. I have moved forward. I am not even thinking about that. But, he deprived Nigerian people who were working, 5,000 workers in Hallmark Bank, at 133 branches. He deprived them their daily food.
“Fourteen aircraft on ground for Slok Airline! He deprived all the people employed in Kano, in Kaduna where we had bases; in Port Harcourt, in Owerri, in Enugu, in Lagos and in West Africa.
“All the West African countries. He deprived them of their daily food. It was not about Orji Kalu,” he said.