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Few months after former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, made fleeting overture at reconciling their five-year beef, remarks from Condoleezza Rice’s memoir has plunged both men in a fresh words war.
The latest clash, sparked by Obasanjo’s Newspaper interview where he said Atiku failed to succeed him in 2007 because he was inexperienced and self destructive has got Atiku reacting angrily.
The former Vice President said he was unbelievably shocked by the distortion of truth Obasanjo, who is supposed to speak honestly like a statesman, rendered in the interview.
He said his problems with Obasanjo did not bother on competence but his opposition to Obasanjo’s third term ambition which he (Obasanjo) has continued to deny.
The former US Secretary of State, in her “No Higher Honour” memoir confirmed former President Obasanjo birthed the third term agenda.
“This man, whose life recorded a pattern of good works, has definitely gone too soon. Many will remember him for founding The Guardian Newspapers which set the tone for independent and balanced journalism in Nigeria. Those who knew him closely will remember him for his life’s work of quiet philanthropy,” President Goodluck Jonathan.
By Muyiwa Adekeye, Media Adviser to El-rufai
I rejected Adenuga’s bribe – El-Rufai
Our country has come to a sorry pass, where shame and contrition have disappeared. In what other clime can a man under oath before a Senate Committee, admit receiving a bribe, yet expect no immediate retribution? This sums up Mallam Nasir El Rufai’s response to the testimony of Charles Osuji, a former staff of the BPE, at the Senate hearings on privatisation. As Osuji testified, he collected a bribe from Mike Adenuga, and El-Rufai never sought or collected bribe from anyone either in his twenty years of professional practice or in a decade of public service. Osuji went on a frolic of his own, and collected the money, and then told El-Rufai about it. He rejected the bribe and ensured Osuji was punished for collecting it. That was the proper thing to do, and it was done.