Buhari’s govt wants to frame Obasanjo, says Atiku

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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.



Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.


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