The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has, again, lashed out on former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying he is “the greatest election rigger in this country.”
Tinubu launched his latest attack on Obasanjo Saturday in Lagos while speaking at APC presidential rally attended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu accused Obasanjo of rigging the election that produced the late President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
He said he had asked the late president in 2007 what he (Yar’Adua) would do with elections in Nigeria and that the late President admitted that the election that brought him in as President was massive rigged.
Tinubu quoted Yar’Adua as saying that, “the election that brought me as a President into this country is flawed, and I will reform it.”
The former Lagos Governor, therefore, said that it was Obasanjo that conducted “that election fraught with rigging”, saying that he has no moral justification to comment on transparent poll.
His words : “Who conducted that election, Obasanjo is the greatest rigger in this country,” he asked rhetorically
Apart from describing Obasanjo as the highest election rigger since the history of Nigeria, Tinubu also said the former President and his Vice Atiku Abubakar who is the presidential flag bearer of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, should be held responsible for poor electricity in Nigeria.
He said Obasanjo squandered Nigeria’s wealth under the pretext of revamping power but without result.
He said the administration of the Obasanjo and Atiku should be held responsible for the epileptic power supply in Nigeria because, both Obasanjo and Atiku opposed the novel power generation project he introduced in Badagry.
Tinubu said that he later won them in court and continued with his power project.
“Then, Obasanjo came. We taught them that there was no other way to have business evolution and revolution in this country without steady power supply.
“I introduced independent generating power projects in Badagry. What did he do? He and Atiku opposed it. I went to court. Who was my lawyer in court? Osinbajo. I won in court and we started generating 300MW, the first state to do it.
“Imagine, that was in 1999. If Nigeria was dedicated to electricity generation, you would not see Dunlop and Michelin move out of the country. Look at our roads, look at the vehicular density in Lagos alone”,Tinubu said.
Tinubu boasted that Buhari would win Lagos in the forthcoming election.