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Obasanjo ought to be in Jail – APGA National Chairman



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From Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, Onitsha
The National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh yesterday enjoined President Goodluck Jonathan to ignore the antics of former President Olusegun Obasanjo  in playing to the gallery in his letter to him.
 Speaking to journalists in Awka, Chief Umeh advised Chief Obasanjo not to misinterpret the Presidents humility as weakness, contending that he ought to be in jail for sundry crimes against humanity, citing the Odi and Zakibiam massacres as examples.
Chief Umeh said Nigerians should hold Chief Obasanjo responsible for the present woes of the country as he bungle very bright opportunity of re-positioning and launching the country on course for sustainable greatness.
He recalled that instead of uniting the country on assumption of office in 1999, the former President carried on a war of hate against Ndigbo and continued to undermine their growth and welfare.
Chief Umeh regretted that Chief Obasanjo continued to promote ethnic and religion differences, that resulted in wholesale violence and loss of lives that qualified him to be tried for crime against humanity.
He noted that under the former President, corruption and impunity became a way of life in the country when privileged few where given monopoly on economic powers.
Chief Umeh said Chief Obasanjo’s letter was a confirmation of the heavy blow his administration dealt on democracy when election rigging and manipulations were used to muscle out opposition parties and recalled that APGA suffered the same terrible fate in 2003 when its victory was given to PDP and it took three years of legal battle to reclaim the mandate.
He made clear that Chief Obasanjo had no positive reference point or legacy for the people of Nigeria and should therefore not to be taken seriously.
The APGA Chairman noted in particular billions of dollars squandered by the Obasanjo regime on the power sector without any result as well as the huge resources wasted in pursuit of a third term bid.
He presented Jonathan to continue his dedicated and commendable service of building enduring democratic institutions that allow the leaders to elect leaders of their choice without interference with INEC or the peoples vote.

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