Adams Oshiomole, former Governor of Edo State, has likened Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, to a cockroach who would never get enough of licking palm oil.
Speaking on Tuesday at an event in honour of
the late Chief MKO Abiola chaired by human rights lawyer Femi Falana,
Oshiomhole described Obasanjo as a “reluctant Head of State” who was
unwilling to leave office after two democratic terms in office.
to Obasanjo’s claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was planning to
hang a crime on him and arrest him, Oshiomhole encouraged the President
to arrest Obasanjo if found to have committed any wrong in the past.
“He should be arrested if he has committed any offence. He arrested many of us,” Oshiomhole said.
is here and today, I am standing. Even the President who was in charge
then, he is now complaining that they want to harass him. He was
harassing me and he got me arrested.
“He thought he himself
would not be arrested? If I were the President I would arrest him. We
are all Nigerians. I remember one day I told him, I said ‘President
Obasanjo, we made you President. You did not make me a Nigerian.
are our creation; I am not your creation. You must listen’. But he
thought he would be in power forever and he tried to take us on the way
to Zimbabwe. He was a reluctant Head of State, became President for two
terms and he wanted to do a third term because a cockroach licking palm
oil would never lick enough.”