Obasanjo berates Awujale over Adenuga

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has faulted the comments made about him by Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, in his just released autobiography. Obasanjo said the references to him contained untruths which the Awujale should have refrained from. The Ijebuland paramount ruler in the book, Awujale: The Autobiography of Alaiyeluwa Oba S. K. Adetola, Ogbagba II, had criticized the role played by Obasanjo during the travails of the Chairman of Globalcom Limited, Chief Mike Adennuga in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2006. Oba Adetona also accused the former president of squandering the goodwill he carried into office “with a performance that left him with a second term short of tangible achievements.” READ ALSO The Story Of Obasanjo, Globacom Owner, Adenuga, Ribadu’s EFCC As Told By Awujale Of Ijebuland But responding, Obasanjo in a letter dated 30th December 2016, which was made available to Daily Trust yesterday, remarked that under his administration, the EFCC was given free hand, adding, “On several occasions, Nuhu Ribadu has asserted that under my watch, he was a free agent to do his work… On no occasion did I guide, lead or direct him on what to do.” On the alleged rumour of owing the Obajana cement, Obasanjo said a recent meeting with Awujale where Aliko Dangote was present cleared the air of such allegation as “Aliko assured you that I never ever had a single share in any of Aliko’s business interests but whenever he had called on me to help to promote his business interest, I have always helped and I will always do because that is part of my job as a Nigerian leader.” Obasanjo asserted that he did not squander his goodwill. He said, “Kabiyesi, if I had squandered all the goodwill I had, you would not have contacted me on behalf of All Progressives Congress (APC) to receive them in 2014.  I probably have greater goodwill today internally and externally than I had in office.” He said he did not dislike Mike Adenuga as the Awujale alleged in his book, otherwise Adenuga would not have been granted the license for his mobile telephone company, Globacom Limited.  
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