By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—FORMER Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He said the call became necessary following alleged recent revelations of fraudulent activities allegedly perpetrated during the tenure of the former president, whom he described as an anti- democrat.
Noting that President Goodluck Jonathan will emerge victorious despite the challenges being faced by his administration, Owie said that former President Obasanjo was the architect of the problems being suffered today by Nigerians due to his alleged misrule and failure to create jobs for the youths of the North and other parts of the country.
He said: “That is why today, immediately he left, Boko Haram started killing Nigerians in the North because Obasanjo’s regime failed to create jobs for our youths.
“I read in the papers yesterday of shocking revelations of fraud perpetrated by Obasanjo’s administration. I urge the Police and the EFCC to start investigating these allegations immediately. Some of us have been saying it that Obasanjo’s regime has been the most corrupt regime that ever ruled this country.
“In the Benin Kingdom, before the arrival of the whiteman who diluted our culture with regards to corrupt practices, a man like Obasanjo with such corrupt practices, ought to just take his bath and leave a note of apology for his well wishers and the Kingdom for diverting the common wealth of the people and go to Zegbele.
“Obasanjo is the worst thing that had happened to Nigeria. He should be probed by EFCC publicly. Jonathan is working day and night to clean up the mess Obasanjo left behind, yet he cannot see anything good in the man and for some of us it is satanic,” he added.