The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole on Wednesday lashed out at President Olusegun Obasanjo for ceding Bakasi to Cameroun, describing his action as that of a traitor.
Oshiomhole said history will punish the former president for his decision on Bakassi for sacrificing a portion of the country for personal ambition. He accused the president of ceding the part of Cross Rives state to Cameroun because of his ambition to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Oshiomhole said this while addressing party supporters during the APC’s presidential campaign rally in Calabar.
The one time labour leader charged the people of Cross River State never to forget Obasanjo because he handed over Nigeria to Cameroon because he wanted to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
He said, “Nigeria can never forgive him. History will punish him if we are too weak to punish him. He separated fathers from mothers, brothers from sisters. The Nobel Peace Prize is not given to traitors.””
Speaking at the campaign rally President Buhari told the APC supporters that his administration has done well to improve security in the North-East and in the anti-corruption fight that is ongoing.
He said, “Our economy has been improving since 2018. The government has helped farmers with soft loans. We are working hard to make the country better.”
The President presented the party’s flag to the APC governorship candidate in the state, Senator John Owan – Enoh who commented that Buhari would win the coming Presidential election in February.
“The revolution that started in 2015 will berth in Cross River in 2019. The hunger for change is very palpable in Cross River. Cross Riverians expect that change,” he said.”
The acting chairman of the party in the state John Ochala said there was poor governance in the state, with the collapse of the local government system, relocation of investors from the state, phantom projects, plundering of forest resources in the guise of constructing super highway. He added, “Our people are clamouring for change, which the APC governorship candidate Senator John Owan – Enoh and his running mate, Ekpo Okon will provide.”