Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has expose how former Nigeria president, Olusegun Obasanjo betrayed, deceived and lied to late Yoruba political icon, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, during the 1979 general elections.
Kanu made the revelation yesterday in a special radio broadcast from Israel while analysing how President Muhammadu Buhari’s palm prints exposed a body double impersonating him in Aso Rock and many more.
According to Kanu, after the elections, Awolowo discovered that Obasanjo did not vote for him despite giving assurances that he did. When reports emerged that Obasanjo voted for Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Awolowo confronted the former President who denied it.
Kanu further said that the former Premier of the Western region decided to hire forensic experts, who used court subpoena to investigate further, and that it was discovered that Obasanjo’s finger print was on the column of NPN.
The IPOB leader’s words: “The use of fingerprint investigation and analysis was the root cause of the rift between the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and the former military and civilian president of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
“During the 1979 general election that ushered in the Second Republic administration of Shehu Shagari, Obafemi Awolowo discovered that Obasanjo did not vote for him despite assuring Awolowo that he did. Obasanjo in fact voted for the Fulani Shehu Shagari because he owed his loyalty to the Fulani ruling class that ensured he became the military head of state after the assassination of Murtala Mohammed in 1976.
“Recall that the first attempt by a Yoruba man to take over after an attempted or successful coup ended in a total disgrace for the Yoruba when Brigadier Ogundipe was forced at gun point to run away to England by a Fulani recruit that was guarding him. Instead of taking over from Aguiyi Ironsi upon his death, Brigadier Ogundipe was humiliated and chased out of the military all together. Having escaped this same fate, Obasanjo swore an oath of loyalty to the Fulani caliphate to return power to them in 1979 which duly did. The icing on the cake being the fact he voted for Shagari and not his tribesman Awolowo.
“When information got to Awolowo that Obasanjo made a secret deal to hand over to the north no matter what, Awolowo confronted Obasanjo who denied it. Chief Awolowo decided to hire forensic experts to investigate further. Obasanjo is alive you can ask him if Nnamdi Kanu is speaking the truth or not.
“Awolowo’s investigators used court subpoena to gain access to electoral records in Obasanjo’s voting record and surprise surprise on the ballot paper was Obasanjo’s finger print on the column of NPN.
“It was proof Obasanjo did not vote for Awolowo as he claimed. He voted for the Fulani Shehu Shagari as he promised the north he would. Rather than damage his standing, that simple act of voting for a Fulani ensured Obasanjo’s victory over Ekwueme at the Jos Convention of 1999 when he emerged as the PDP flag bearer through Fulani backing. The gesture he reciprocated by handing over to yet another Fulani man in Shehu Musa Yar’adua.”
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