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Atiku warns Buhari against arresting Obasanjo

By The Nigerian Voice

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against overheating the polity by arresting former president Olusegun Obasanjo over trumped up charges.

In a statement released by Atiku last night, he urged President Buhari to remember the huge price paid for democracy and desist from doing anything to truncate it.

Atiku was reacting to a statement issued by Obasanjo that the Buhari administration had placed him on his watch list and also planning to use fake documents and witnesses against him in order to prepare ground for his arrest.

According to Atiku: ”I have received with serious concern the purported alert raised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo of an alleged plot by the government to arrest him on trumped up charges.

”I am disturbed by this turn of events in our dear country considering the huge price that was paid for us to have democracy.”

Atiku’s full statement below:

Statement By former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Alarm Raised By former President Olusegun Obasanjo

I have received with serious concern the purported alert raised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo of an alleged plot by the government to arrest him on trumped up charges.

I am disturbed by this turn of events in our dear country considering the huge price that was paid for us to have democracy.

I wish to advise that government and its agents should retrace their steps to avoid aggravating the already over heated polity.

The alert by President Obasanjo is coming against the backdrop of earlier alerts by some leaders, especially those of the opposition of deliberate and orchestrated attempt to intimidate and frame them up.

I wish to state without equivocation that President Obasanjo is a historical figure in Nigeria’s democracy and that the primary purpose of government is to provide security of lives and property of all citizens and residents irrespective of their status, political affiliation, religious inclination and ethnic leanings.

Our nation has lost so much precious lives and property that we can no longer afford to travel that road again.

I wish to appeal to President Buhari to call the security agencies to order in order to douse the tension in the land.

Atiku Abubakar

Vice President of Nigeria, 1999-2007

June 8th 2018

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SAMSON | 7/12/2018 8:31:00 AM
NO GOING AREA: BY SAMSON
SAMSON | 7/12/2018 8:59:00 AM
THANKS ATIKU ABUBAKAR FOR THE FLASH BACK OF THE PRICE PAID FOR DEMOCRACY
Comrade john micheal egye | 7/12/2018 3:23:00 PM
The truth is ugly but lies is beautiful,i for this p m b tenure to end well if not badly, God bless president Atiku Abubakar come 2019
Asase jude | 7/14/2018 2:05:00 PM
I appreciat Atiku for his sincerely speak on behind of our land,were welcoming u 2019,but b a man of ur words don't play us political gains in land.thank u President Atiku
Jurisdiction atake | 7/14/2018 9:58:00 PM
Pls sir, if God help u to win the 2019 election, don't be religiously bias like this so -called administration. u are welcome to contest for the presidential sit next year.
AHMED KABIR | 7/16/2018 10:59:00 AM
THNKS FOR THE ELOQUENT SUPPORT OF OUR COUNTRY WHEN YOU STAND AS YOU SAID WE STAND ON YOU 2019. SUCCESS
Patrick Ndikoha. | 7/17/2018 7:48:00 PM
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, indeed you spoke like a God-sent man. Remain blessed.
hon Matthew G. bot | 7/17/2018 8:14:00 PM
Obasanjo so fer is one of the political leader that is sincere in this country, this is the time that we need him most. He should not be blackmail politically.
Tony Opara | 7/19/2018 11:00:00 AM
His excellency spoke the mind of all sincere Nigerians, Obasanjo should left alone because he is fighting for the voiceless and poor Nigerians. Atiku all the way
Muhammed adegbe | 7/23/2018 9:49:00 AM
All our political hungry power leader will speak the truth when they are not in power but try vote them in power the result is opposite.Allow pmb this time to complet his tenure eight years let see how his own plan will work we may pass throuh hard time but at the end the plan may work.