President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday alleged that former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s diabolical double-cross cost Chief Bisi Akande, the All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain his second term aspiration.
Buhari said Obasanjo’s diabolical acts ended Akande’s governorship aspiration.
The president disclosed this at the public presentation of the autobiography of Akande, titled: “My Participations,” in Lagos State.
“It is common knowledge that Akande was the victim – along with other AD Governors – of a diabolical double-cross which ended his gubernatorial career. Only the steadfast Asiwaju Bola Tinubu escaped the electoral massacre masterminded by President Obasanjo.
”Desperately disappointed though he was, and being a good Muslim, he accepted this setback as part of the trials of life. He looked to the future of service to the country,” he said.
Buhari described Akande as a ‘‘perfect public officer” and the type of person he could go into the jungle with.
He explained that the APC chieftain retained his ‘‘inflexible integrity,” in and out of public office, never accepting or offering bribes.