Should Olusegun Obasanjo be probed?

Okagu
Okagu

THE challenge thrown by Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, to President Goodluck Jonathan to probe his eight-year administration and leave members of his cabinet alone is generating a lot of controversies in the country. Some Nigerians are of the opinion that the former president should be probed, while others believe that probing him will be counter-productive, considering the challenges facing the country. Below are what some Nigerians think about the Obasanjo’s challenge.

Basil Okagu, Teacher: For me the government should investigate Obasanjo’s regime because of the numerous financial atrocities committed by him. No government can be more corrupt than the government of Obasanjo. His eight-year reign exposed us to the present challenges bedevilling Nigeria today.

Ifeanyichukwu
Ifeanyichukwu

Robinson Ifeanyichukwu, Accountant: There is nothing new in probing the tenure of Obasanjo in view of the series of allegations of corruption levelled against him and members of his cabinet. Obasanjo did the same when he was elected as the president in 1999 and it is not a new thing if he is probed.

Nnamani
Nnamani

Chizoba Nnamani, Civil Servant: Government should not probe him. But the problem is that President Jonathan is an unpredictable human being, when he says something he does the exact opposite of it. Don’t be surprised when you read that the EFCC invites Obasanjo for interrogations. I think Mr President should concentrate on probing the subsidy thieves and leave the Old man that brought better development to Nigeria alone.

Olorunfemi
Olorunfemi

Ayodele Olorunfemi, Travel Consultant: He should be probed because he was the one who started all these problems we are facing today. The corruption that is threatening to divide this country started during his administration. And there are many allegations of corruption against his government. This shows that he should be probed.

Anigbo
Anigbo

Raphael Anigbo, Engineer: We should not deceive ourselves, nobody, I said nobody in this country can probe Obasanjo unless the person is ready to go and judge him in heaven. How many of our past leaders have ever been probed? None, so Obasanjo would not be an exception.

Okagu
Okagu

Gabriel Okwor, Civil Servant: I don’t support the idea of probing him for peace to reign in this country. If you touch Obasanjo, you will see more problems in this country because all the Yoruba people criticising him will rally round to defend him as their own thereby causing more ethnic crisis in the midst of what is happening in the northern part of the country.

Compiled by Anayo Ezugwu 

— May 27, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT

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