ByÂ Dayo BENSON
FORMER Abia State governor, Dr Orji Uzor KaluÂ has disclosed how former President OlusegunÂ Obasanjo deliberately brought Yarâ€™Adua because he though that he (Yarâ€™Adua), would die during campaign so that he (Obasanjo) will continue in office.
Dr Kalu who narrated how the former President preferred the ailing Yarâ€™Adua to that of the former Kaduna State governor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi just as he berated Obasanjo for not being concise on what transpired during the 2007 presidential campaigns.
He said, â€œObasanjo is lying to Nigerians and he thought that Yarâ€™Adua will die during the electoral campaign. Unfortunately for him, God being on Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™a side, he did not die. Before the elections, Obasanjo personally asked and compared the medical reports of President Yarâ€™Adua and that former governor of Kaduna, Ahmed Makarfi and he found out that Makarfi is healthier than Yarâ€™Adua. He is lying to Nigerians. That is how he denied third term, but was using Nigeriaâ€™s money to fund third term.â€
Besides, he traced the current constitutional quagmire to the former president just as he called on the Vice President to take over the reins of power without further delay.
His words:Â â€œNigeriaâ€™s problem is people like Obasanjo and he should stop causing confusion for Nigerians. I urge Jonathan to take over. He does not need the court to take over, at least he has been doing the job of the president by sending soldiers to Jos.â€
Vice President Goodluck Jonathan, he said, â€œshould be accountable to Yarâ€™Adua when he comes back, although, Yarâ€™Adua is my personal friend and I donâ€™t pray he dies, but Jonathan has to take over from saving this country from collapsing. PDP as a party has failed Nigerians totally and I pity Yarâ€™Adua who is supposed to be giving us qualitative leadership now.â€