Obasanjo says Jonathan used sect as his ATM

Obasanjo’s comments are contained in a book, “Against the Run of Play,” written by former presidential spokesman, Segun Adeniyi.

President Goodluck Jonathan and ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo also said that he warned Jonathan that he would not support his re-election bid in 2015.

Obasanjo’s comments are contained in a book, “Against the Run of Play,” written by former presidential spokesman, Segun Adeniyi.

“Jonathan and his people turned Boko Haram into an industry for making money. Rather than seek for solution, Boko Haram became an ATM machine for taking money out of the treasury,” Obasanjo is quoted as saying.

“Take the issue of the Chibok tragedy. If he had acted within the first 48 hours, they would have found most of the girls. The CAN (Christian Association of Nigeria) Chairman of the local chapter in Chibok was here to see me and he explained how they were helpless with no reaction from the authorities for several days,” he added.

Obasanjo also said that he warned Jonathan not to appoint Diezani Alison-Madueke as petroleum minister but he refused to listen.

Meanwhile, Jonathan was also quoted in the book as saying that he lost the election because former US President, Barack Obama was determined to get him out.

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