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Obasanjo should stand trial if indicted, says TMG


The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has said former President, Olusegun Obasanjo should stand trial if indicted.

Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria had alleged that Obasanjo spent $16bn to solve power problem without achieving a meaningful feat.

Obasanjo had also alleged that the ruling Government is trying to frame him up so as to be prosecuted.

TMG, the umbrella organization for more than 400 Non Governmental Organisations, NGOs in the country speaking through its chairperson, Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi said: “This does not sound like a real threat though. However the former President has raised an issue that deserves attention, he needs to prove since he has alleged the existence of threats.

“However nobody is above the law, if he has questions to answer, the Government should be free to take him up on it after all former President of South Africa was tried for corruption, so what’s is wrong in trying him? The war against corruption should have no bounds,” the TMG chairperson said.

Also speaking, Akin Osuntokun, a former Political Adviser under Obasanjo Government said : “If it is true then it means that Nigeria is once again on an imminent course towards perdition.

” It serves as indication of the dark political calculations and motive behind the desperate political Greek gift of retrieving the noble memory of Chief Moshood Abiola as precursor.

“It will amount to a cheap and primitive playbook of Abacha in full replay and display. For the Buhari government, the contemplation of this recourse will be seen as a logical reclaim of a direct ancestry from the Abacha dictatorship.

“But then the conspirators should realise that the Nigeria of 2018 is different from the Nigeria of 1995 and the world of 1995 is different from the contemporary millennium. I can assure you that regardless of any such intentions, it will never come to pass. It is an ill wind that would not blow anyone especially the alleged conspirators any good