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Obasanjo advises Buhari to spend money to dislodge Saraki

27 July 2016, 13:42

Abuja -  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has given President Muhammadu Buhari some strategies to get embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki removed from office, reports Sahara Reporters.

Obasanjo divulged the strategies during his meeting with Buhari on Monday.

Also read: Buhari, Obasanjo in closed-door meeting

During the meeting which lasted about two hours, Obasanjo told the President that it would be very difficult for Buhari to achieve his goal for Nigeria if he continued to tolerate a corrupt leadership at the National Assembly.

Obasanjo reportedly told Buhari to spend money if he is truly willing to ease Saraki out as the Senate President and weed out other corrupt elements at the National Assembly.

He was said to have told Buhari that he must be willing to outspend Saraki in order to remove him. 

Obasanjo gave several instances when he had to use such methods during his tenure to dislodge his enemies from the National Assembly. 

He also told Buhari that that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who hid huge sums of money in Ghana and elsewhere are reorganizing to take power from him.

Buhari later thanked Obasanjo, describing the former President as a unique person who could do the unthinkable.

He, however, responded that he could not in good conscience spend all the monies available to oust just a few people because he needed to show to Nigerians that he was elected to perform.  

He reiterated his wish to use lawful means to prosecute those members of the Assembly involved in corruption.

- News 24


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