Obasanjo Became Rich Through Corruption – Braithwaite

According to Punch, Human rights activist and Elder statesman, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite has attacked Forer President Olusegun Obasanjo for getting rich through corruption and making it look good for Governors. He said this in a telephone interview;

“Obasanjo is not saying anything original because when he assumed office in 1999, I warned that the military constitution would make the governors emperors. Governors determine security votes which they do not account for. Since 1999, the military constitution clothes them (governors and president) with immunity against being arrested for criminal misdeeds. Many of them brazenly looted the treasury and got away with it. Obasanjo became rich through this structure.

“Something appears to be driving Obasanjo to be making frivolous statements everywhere. He and Babangida made corruption attractive to governors and they elevated corruption in governance which subsequent presidents and governors are emulating.”


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