Former Governor Adams Oshiomole of Edo State, has likened former President
Olusegun Obasanjo, to a cockroach who would never get enough of licking
Speaking on Tuesday at an event in honour of the late Chief MKO Abiola
chaired by human rights lawyer Femi Falana, Oshiomhole described Obasanjo
as a “reluctant Head of State” who was unwilling to leave office after two
democratic terms in office.
Reacting to Obasanjo’s claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was planning
to hang a crime on him and arrest him, Oshiomhole encouraged the President
to arrest Obasanjo if found to have committed any wrong in the past.
“He should be arrested if he has committed any offence. He arrested many
of us,” Oshiomhole said.
“Falana is here and today, I am standing. Even the President who was in
charge then, he is now complaining that they want to harass him. He was
harassing me and he got me arrested.
“He thought he himself would not be arrested? If I were the President I
would arrest him. We are all Nigerians. I remember one day I told him, I
said ‘President Obasanjo, we made you President. You did not make me a
“‘You are our creation; I am not your creation. You must listen’. But he
thought he would be in power forever and he tried to take us on the way to
Zimbabwe. He was a reluctant Head of State, became President for two terms
and he wanted to do a third term because a cockroach licking palm oil
would never lick enough.”