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Obasanjo 'OBJ is the father of corruption,' Fayose blasts ex-president

Fayose said Obasanjo eats and sleeps with corruption, adding that his government was the most corrupt in Nigeria's history.

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, says ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has no moral rights to accuse anyone of corruption.

He said Obasanjo eats and sleeps with corruption, adding that his government was the most corrupt in Nigeria's history.

Fayose stated this in a statement issued by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka, in reaction to Obasanjo's recent comments, where he accused pastors of aiding corrupt leaders.

The Governor said if anyone would criticise church leaders, it should not be the elder statesman.

He said: "Obasanjo that I know does not have morals rights to accuse anyone of corruption because he eats and sleeps with corruption.

"If anyone must accuse the church in Nigeria of promoting corruption, that person cannot be Obasanjo because he presided over the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria.

"Where did Obasanjo get the stupendous wealth he is parading since he was a pauper before he became president?

"Where did he get the trillions of naira that he deployed to his failed third term bid? How can Obasanjo, under whose tenure Nigeria witnessed Halliburton scandal be sermonising about corruption? Who introduced politics of Ghana-must-go bags to the national assembly?

"Who was the president when sacks of money were displayed on the floor of the house of representatives, as bribe money given to some reps members to impeach the then speaker, Ghali N’abba?

"Under whose administration was the out-of-court settlement in the ‎controversial $1.09 billion Malabu oil block initiated in 2006?"

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Fayose added that it was under Obasanjo's leadership as president that governors were made to donate N10 million each to the building of his library.

On Saturday, April 8, while speaking at the 2017 convention lecture of Victory Life Bible Church International in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Obasanjo had accused church leaders of accepting gifts without questioning their sources.

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