Jonathan plans to scuttle the elections, he’s scared Buhari will jail him if elected – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has alleged
that President Goodluck Jonathan had a grand plan
to scuttle the coming elections over fears that if
General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) of All Progressives
Congress, APC, succeeds him, Buhari would send
him to jail.
Obasanjo said this on Saturday at his Hilltop
presidential residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State while
talking with journalists.
He added that he broke his promise not to talk till
after the elections because the elections were
“I believe the President’s fear is particularly
motivated by whom he sees as his likely successor,
that is, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. I believe people
would have been telling him that Buhari is a hard
man; he will fight corruption and he (Jonathan) may
end up in jail if not in the grave. I think people
would have told him that sort of thing and he is not
the only one afraid of Buhari,” Obasanjo said.
Obasanjo, however, said Buhari should have learnt
his lessons and might not be contemplating sending
people to jail to fight corruption.
“If he has not learnt his lessons, he would be
probably the most unlearning human being. Now if
he has learnt his lessons, he will know that you do
not fight corruption by putting people in jail for 200
years. This was done by my predecessor in office,
Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. He recovered over
$750m from Abacha’s estate without putting
anybody in jail and without harming or hurting
“When I took over, we recovered over $1.25bn from
the same Abacha without hurting anybody and
without harming anybody. What is rather
unfortunate is the fact that our lawyer who is still
alive, who was chasing this money all over the
world, said to us that there was still well over $1bn
to be recovered from the Abacha estate,” the former
president said.
On the allegation that Jonathan had a grand plan to
scuttle the coming polls, Obasanjo said, “President
Jonathan has a grand plan to ensure that he wins
the election by hook or crook and if he loses, he
scuttles it and brings chaos and confusion in the
whole country.


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