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Former president Olusegun Onbasanjo yesterday said the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua dismantled structures he had put in place to check and curtail corruption.


He stated that the removal of pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, was the beginning of Yar’Adua’s mistake.

He noted that Yar’Adua had allowed former Delta State governor, James Ibori, to push for the replacement of Ribadu, who he alleged “was poisoned but eventually survived”.

Obasanjo said these in a chat with Thisday.

He, however, expressed regretted the amount of money required in politics nowadays.

“Politics in Nigeria has been dominated by people that have stolen money, that have godfathers or even drug barons, the type we have now at the National Assembly.

“So youths should pool resources to become politically active in order to replace the present crop of leaders and provide better alternatives.

“There must be far reaching reforms to ensure we remove the old order and introduce the new order because Africa is viewed by the Western world as a liability.


“For the eight years I was in power, I tried to reach out to other world leaders using my shuttle diplomacy which attracted positive actions. I campaigned for debt relief which we got and Africa was no longer treated with disdain,” he recalled.

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  2. Thanks Baba we all see the difference between when you are there and now, except the few who refuses due to personal vendetta, Pls Baba reveal to this govt. and others that may come how you are able to manage to build such a huge wealth even when you met crude oil price less than $20/barrel and left it when it was around $50/barrel and you are able to achieve/ accomplish so much @ less than 2million barrel output per day. Papa pls teach your children don't mind what we have said concerning you, a good father never abandoned his child even when he want to discipline them and make them learn, He will still ready to lend some necessary assistance . Nigerian need you sir if read this message. Don't mind all the unfounded and all the derogatory comment people make about you all men have their weak point. But among all of them, you are one in a billion sir . Thanks.

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