Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 2019 election, has raised the alarm that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government was desperately plotting to frame former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop him from criticising Buhari’s administration.
Atiku, in a statement by his media office, also alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was feeding members of the media with deliberate falsehoods in an attempt to cause disaffection between him and Obasanjo on one hand, and between Obasanjo and Nigerians in general.
He said that there is desperation on the part of the current administration to rope in former President Olusegun Obasanjo into a crime as a way of silencing his voice.
He says the APC sees Obasanjo as the preeminent critical voice against the Buhari led-administration.
Atiku also alleged that in an attempt to robe Obasanjo into a crime, Buhari’s government officials allegedly asked the Federal Inland Revenue Service to quote “falsely and libellously” include Obasanjo Farm in a published list of tax evaders, along with the names of other sympathisers of the Peoples Democratic Party.