Politics Obasanjo, the New Political Bogeyman - Daily Sun


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It is difficult to understand the objectives that are driving the insidious claims by former president Olusegun Obasanjo that he is close to the Boko Haram terrorists ever since more than 230 female sec- ondary school students in Chibok, Borno State, were kidnapped by the terrorist organisation on 14 April 2014. Obasanjo did not just claim proximity to Boko Haram but he also alleged that the Presidency had not granted him the authority he needed to open negotiations with leaders of the organisation.

In his eagerness to demonstrate his close links with Boko Haram leaders, Obasanjo said on 12 June 2014 in a statement aimed to cast aspersions on President Goodluck Jonathan: “I have ways of reaching them (Boko Haram) but I have not been given the go ahead.” Obasanjo did not say precisely who he expected to give him the authority to start negotiations with Boko Haram.

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