Former Speaker of House of Representatives, Ghali Na’abba says there isn’t any Nigerian that is more corrupt than former President Olusegun Obasanjo.? According to the Nation, Na’abba said this while reacting to Obasanjo’s claim that the National Assembly is filled with rogues and thieves.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja yesterday August 7th, Na’abba who was speaker during Obasanjo’s first tenure, said the former President should explain to Nigerians how he became one of the richest Nigerians after leaving office when he had virtually nothing before he assumed office in 1999.
“I don’t think there is anybody that is more corrupt in this country like the former President. I believe you are talking about the former President Olusegun Obasanjo. As the Speaker, I took Obasanjo on various expenditure offences which he committed, which he could not defend and didn’t show any remorse. In fact, that is why sometimes in 2002, the National Assembly tried to impeach him. So, he has not got the integrity to call anybody corrupt. This is a man who became the president with nothing, today he is one of the richest Nigerians. Let him explain to Nigerians how he acquired all these wealth,”Na’Abba said.
The former speaker also spoke on the alleged sharing of money to national Assembly members during the tenure elongation attempt of Obasanjo
“I am aware that, during the tenure elongation attempt of Obasanjo, money was shared to the members of the National Assembly. It was alleged that, the Senators collected N50million, House of Representatives members collected N40million. But I also know that, it was not all the members that collected this money. Some of them collected, some of them did not. But, I am aware that money was shared”?he said