Letter: Why Fayose can never forgive Obasanjo


Tunde Odesola

Have you ever seen a governor jump on a table, roar and spit fire? I saw Governor Ayodele Fayose do these during the public hearing on constitution review in February 2006. The venue was the Osun State House of Assembly, Osogbo, where delegates from the South-West states converged to discuss the modalities for a review of the country’s constitution.

Before the hearing chaired by the then Deputy Senate President, Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu, took place, an ominous cloud of suspicion hung over the country. The cloud was thick and sinister. Members of the Mantu-led Senate committee on the proposed review had been accused of receiving N50m each from the President Olusegun Obasanjo-led executive. Clairvoyants who saw beyond the evil cloud disclosed that they saw an old; black, wily hand writing on a wall. What did the hand write? “Third term”, they said. The cacophony…

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