Barely one week, after he defended his choice of successor in 2007, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has pointedly accused the man he helped, Goodluck Jonathan, of paying people to attack him.
While defending his book, Obasanjo said he did not have any regret on what he wrote, advising those who do not like what he said in the book to also write theirs, “so let the dialogue begin.”
On the criticism, trailing his book, Obasanjo said: “If I have to react to all criticisms people write about me, which most of them are not true, then, I will not have time to do anything really again.”
He said the person who took money from Jonathan to attack him is an activist from South-West.
Obasanjo, who also reflected on the despotic regime of the late maximum ruler, General Sani Abacha, stated that he would have been killed wrongly for the fathom coup.
Speaking on Channels Television programme, Channel Book Club last night, Obasanjo alleged that Jonathan paid people to attack him over his controversial book, “ My Watch”.
He stated that what his critics, including Wole Soyinka, did not bother him.
“Wole Soyinka and I have been having running battle. As he has said that it will not end until one of us leaves this world and I have said in this book we are talking about that if he leaves before me, when I get to Heaven and I hope he will be there, he should welcome me. But If I leave before him, I will welcome him.
“Wole Soyinka is a gifted man, I have always acknowledged that, but he is a bad politician or political analyst and it is my own point of view, he may agree with my own point of view or disagree,” he said.