Former Abia state Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has again blasted former President Olusegun Obasanjo for alleged corrupt acts during his time as the President of the country.
According to Daily Post, Kalu challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to arrest former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, for allegedly embezzling $16billion meant for the power sector.
Kalu stated this, while speaking to journalists, on arrival at a private hangar at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday.
According to him, Obasanjo wants to control every sitting president and remain relevant for life.
“He brought corruption to government in 1999, Atiku who is good now, was bad to him before.
“No one is good to Obasanjo. He wants to remain relevant for life, this is his character. This same Obasanjo squandered over $16 billion on the power sector . The EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, should do his job and bring up all petitions written about Obasanjo. I challenge him to do so,” Kalu said.
Nigerians look in surprise to see if the EFCC will heed Kalu’s call and do what he asked it to do.
In another development, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, will soon commence “drilling for a deeper search for oil and gas in the Benue Trough.” The President explained that this was the next step following the commencement of drilling in the Kolmani River area, located within Bauchi and Gombe States.
Buhari made the disclosure while addressing traditional rulers at the Banquet Hall, Government House in Makurdi, Benue State, on Wednesday. He recalled that as Minister of Petroleum in the 70s, he had seen “very interesting seismic surveys that promised oil and gas from the Chad Basin through the Benue Trough down to the Delta region.”
He said for mostly commercial reasons, investment was directed to the Niger Delta, given the promise of quicker results.
Buhari narrated past efforts by him as a Military Head of State to diversify the country’s sources of oil to strengthen its unity, promising that his administration will intensify efforts in this direction.
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom in his remarks, called for free and fair elections, urging all contestants to abide by the outcome.
He told the President that, “We believe you are a man of integrity and you keep your words. I will like to believe that you will not do anything to truncate our democracy.”
Daily advent Nigeria