From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos
As comments and reactions were still trailing the publication of an autobiography of former Nigeria President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo titled, “My Watch” from well meaning Nigerians, a Lagos based human rights activist and Convener, Save Lagos Group (SLG), Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman has said that former President was playing God over 2015 general elections, particularly the Presidential election where President Goodluck Jonathan and former Military Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd)were principal contenders for the exalted position in the land in his book.
The rights activist also declared that Chief Obasanjo has been making frantic effort to ensure that the country was ungovernable by President Jonathan at the detriment of the poor masses of the land, urging Obasanjo to behave like statesman while addressing the issue of national importance,, not to be apportioning blame on fellow human being.
Comrade Sulaiman who doubles as Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and social Justice (CHRSJ), through a signed statement, which a copy was made available to newsmen in Lagos yesterday, stressed that “My watch” which has been the subject of litigation before and after its publication, was part of effort of Chief Obasanjo to discredit the present administration in the land and to tell the whole world that Jonathan’s government has lost in touch with the good people of the country.
SLG boss who further stated that he would not dabble into the issue of “My Watch” because it has become the subject of litigation and “as a law abiding citizen, the court of competent jurisdiction should be respected as a way to assist in nurturing the current democratic experiment”, describing chief Obasanjo as a lawless leader who flagrantly disobeyed the court order within and outside office at will.
He further described Chief Obasanjo as a blatant liar and most lawless leader the nation ever produced, saying that Obasanjo needs to obey the Court order that earlier gave an interlocutory injunction on the book, but circulating the book in defiant to the ruling of the Court of Competent Jurisdiction.