Olusegun Obasanjo: The Criminal Mastermind of Nigeria Politics

                            

Olusegun obasanjo is a former Nigerian army general who was president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007.  He was also the minister of petroleum during his tenure from 1999 to 2007. His current home is Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun state, where he is a nobleman as the holder of the chieftaincy titles of the Balogun of the Owu Lineage and the Ekerin Balogun of the Egba clan of Yoruba land. 
I call him a criminal mastermind because he was responsible for a lot of corruptions, crimes and massacre during his tenure as president and was never arrested. This is a man that should be tried, arrested and jailed for all the atrocities he committed. Instead he is given a title in his homeland and praised. Nigeria is country that has worshiped, praised and honored every single corrupt leader that has ever ruled the county. They loot the government, while transferring stolen funds to other countries and yet nothing has been done about it.

Olusegun Obasanjo wrecked Nigeria and stole $200bn during his time as president. Obasanjo devalued the Naira by 500% and presided as Nigeria became the most corrupt country in the world. He led during a period of records high oil prices and raised fuel prices by approx. 400-500%.  Deceitfully called hike of fuel prices subsidy removal, instead calling it what it really is a stealth tax. By calling it subsidy removal, he avoided giving account of how the extra revenue collected was to be spent.

Abacha (Another Nigerian Criminal) raised fuel prices but never called it a subsidy removal and accounted for extra revenue collected by using the money to run the petroleum Trust Fund for infrastructural development. It’s no surprise, that one of the first actions of Obasanjo was to abolish the PTF and gave him control of oil revenue. He raided the offices of Thisday newspapers after the paper tried to expose his corrupt practices. He was in power when over 10,000 people died in ethnic violence.

Obasanjo presided as Nigeria Airways was mismanaged looted until it collapsed. It was under him that several northern states adopted Sharia law. This a man who ruined Nigeria and stole over N178trillon. He also managed to give away valuable Nigeria land and massacred villages in odi and in central Nigeria. His presidency was a wasted opportunity for the country, he should never have been the president but northerners and easterners voted for him. He lost in every state in the south west including his home region. Yorubas knew he was not good enough to rule but the other parts of Nigeria was willing to die for him, because he spoke against the human rights abuses of the regime of the dictator Sani Abacha. He was imprisoned for alleged participation in an aborted coup. He was later released only after Abacha’s sudden death on 8 June 1998.

That’s when obasanjo decided to run for the presidency in the 1999 elections. Nigerians was expecting a savior after the regime of the dictator Sani Abacha, instead they got a criminal mastermind. Between 1999 to 2007, obasanjo had a golden opportunity to write his name in gold among his Yoruba ethnic nationality but failed.  Obasanjo is one of the biggest looter in African history. I think he should be the biggest. I call him a criminal mastermind because he managed to escaped investigation and punishment by creating, The economic and financial crimes commission (EFFC). He used EFFC to cover his tracks and also to arrest anyone who tried to oppose him.

What is Obasanjo’s Crime against Nigeria?

§   Impoverishment of the Nigeria masses by 500% devaluation of Naira.
§  Mismanagement and closure of Nigerian national airline- Nigeria Airways
§  Massacre of thousands of villagers in odi, Bayelsa state in Niger Delta.
§  Taking IMF loans and implementing damaging economic polices
§  Increasing fuel prices by 500%
§  Deceiving Nigerians by claiming Fuel was subsidized
§  As military ruler, using the funds/land for operation feed Nation and quot; to acquire his Ota farm.
§  Covertly sponsoring the coup in which muritala mohammed was assassinated and executing dozens of people to cover up his evil
§  Presiding during collapse of electrical power supply in entire eastern region and embezzling the funds.
§  Over $16bn power project went missing
§  Inviting Us military into Nigeria and exposing national security secrets
§  Making himself minster of petroleum and failing to have his management of oil revenue audited till this very day.
§  Sold off all Nigeria assets, including oil blocks, refineries, electricity authority, National telecommunications and historical building’s etc.
§  Buying up the national assets he privatized at a price that is tiny fraction of its true value
§  Giving away bakassi peninsula without a national referendum or conference.
§  Mismanaging our national pension fund and presiding whilst $15bn went missing and denying pensioners their pensions
§  Presiding over the worst period of political assassinations in Nigeria history. Approx. 20 assassinations including bola Ige.
§  He was also responsible for the death of over 3million Biafra lives during the civil war
§  He tried to change the constitution so he could run for a 3rd term
§  Embezzling an estimated $200bn from 1999 to 2007.

Honestly, with all this crimes to his name and yet he was not arrested or tried, doesn’t that make Olusegun obasanjo a criminal mastermind and also a criminal genius when it comes to escaping his crimes? And yet he is called a Nigerian hero. Well they are right to call him a hero. A hero of corruption, desist, genocide and fraud. Instead of burying himself in shame, he is going about making comments on other administration and suggesting to them, how they can make Nigeria work and stop corruption. Why won’t he make suggestions, when the people that ought to bring him to justice were the ones that justified his crimes.

Today, obasanjo is celebrated and known globally for resolving international disputes, most especially on the continent of Africa. He is also reputed for constantly penning emotional and controversial letters to leaders within and outside Nigeria. Obasanjo shouldn’t be praised because he brought GSM to Nigeria, because GSM would have come to Nigeria one way or the other. after all most countries where already using it, so what he did was to make sure Nigeria was not left out. Fine, he brought GSM but what did he do when GSM came? He destroyed Nigeria Telecommunication (NITEL), sending thousands of people to labor market without terminal benefits. Many died in the process while those still alive among ex-NITEl staff live in squalor and starvation. Instead of re-organizing NITEL, obasanjo sold Nigeria to a South Africa owned company MTN. Obasanjo ensured that FSTV is killed for another South Africa owned firm, DSTV, to take over Nigeria’s market. What a leader!

Obasanjo shouldn’t be celebrated because he is a criminal, fraudster and a murder.


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