Obasanjo : I was tricked to attend Bode George’s reception

Date: 05-03-2011 5:48 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Chukwuka Chudi-Oji
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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday revealed that he was tricked to attend the reception ceremony recently held in honour of Bode George who regained freedom after completing a two year jail term.Mr Obasanjo made this known in an interview with newsmen while preparing for his 74 birthday anniversary at his Hilltop Private residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, scheduled to hold today (Saturday). He stressed that his attendance of the event was totally in error.

“You got it wrong again. I was not part of the celebration of Bode Goerge. He sent a passionate message to me from prison urging me to attend a family church thanksgiving and I believe that for whatever any family is giving thanks in the church or in the mosque and he invites me and I am able to go there, I will go there, whether it is for marriage, for burial, house warming or christening a child.” Mr Obasanjo said. “But when I got to the church, the atmosphere I found was more than a family affair. And I even took the opportunity to ask the state PDP Chairman that, ‘is this a PDP affair?’ And he told me it was not a PDP affair.

“And I have condemned it but he did not go to prison for political offence. If he had been sent to prison for political offence, then he comes back and all his political associates may get round him and PDP must do something noble and wholesome but in this case, PDP as a party must dissociate itself from celebrating criminality.

“When I asked the state chairman, he said ‘well, you know Area Boys, they do hijack these things.’ If it’s Area Boys, leave it to the Area Boys and not to PDP,” the party’s board of trustee chairman emphasised.

On the Federal Court judgement which pronounced Tunji Olurin as the party governorship candidate in Ogun State, Mr Obasanjo said: “Don’t forget that PDP is a family; there may be a little misunderstanding but we have to go to court for adjudication; the court adjudicates but as soon as possible, the family should come together and forge ahead.
http://www.nigerianewstoday.com.ng/olusegun-obasanjo-attend-bode-george-reception/

Posted: at 5-03-2011 05:48 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
- farsam400 at 5-03-2011 06:57 PM (12 years ago)
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How can they trick adult to do something he/she does not want to do
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- Fashalyn at 6-03-2011 06:18 AM (12 years ago)
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Trick ke! Trick ni!!
Did they blind fold
Him to the venue?

Posted: at 6-03-2011 06:18 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- brownsuga007 at 6-03-2011 07:55 PM (12 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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- Hollermeelaycon at 7-03-2011 01:16 AM (12 years ago)
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 Angry chai old man wey de lie.

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- Dan_Fulani at 7-03-2011 05:18 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: farsam400 on  5-03-2011 06:57 PM
How can they trick adult to do something he/she does not want to do

There is nothing as pathetic as hearing a respectable elder statesman lie.
Nobody tricked Hon. Obasanjo. All he should have said is that he
failed to consider the message he is sending to the public by attending
Bode George's (welcome back from prison) reception.

Honorable gentlemen do not celebrate the release of criminals from prison.
Bode George was convicted of high corruption while head of Nigeria Port Authority.
He was convicted because he inflated the contract prices contrary to Section 22 (3)
of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

He abused the trust everyone had in him. He awarded contracts at inflated prices.
He was the mastermind of an elaorate fraud scheme designed to steal millions of
nairas from funds allocated for upgrading the Nigeria Port Authority facilities.

Bode George never showed remorse or asked the public for forgiveness.
He probably never realised that what he did was wrong.
No sense of right or wrong..No conscience.

dan fulani
Posted: at 7-03-2011 05:18 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- pholake at 10-03-2011 02:43 PM (12 years ago)
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I don't believe anyone can trick OBJ to do this kind of stuff........see elder wey dey lie
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- onyimau20 at 10-03-2011 05:33 PM (12 years ago)
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bla bla bla
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- SENTIMAL at 10-03-2011 08:02 PM (12 years ago)
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Mastermind masterminded? I dnt think so, pls.
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- proly at 10-03-2011 08:46 PM (12 years ago)
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no be only trick dey trick am dey bundle am carry am go d party hahahhahahahahahaha obj na waooooooooo a
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- truthisbitter at 13-03-2011 07:22 AM (12 years ago)
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NAIJA POLITICS FOR YOU
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- harold634 at 14-03-2011 03:23 PM (12 years ago)
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na old age de worry obj
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- ajanni at 14-03-2011 08:53 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: Hollermeelaycon on  7-03-2011 01:16 AM
Angry chai old man wey de lie.

habitual liers
Posted: at 14-03-2011 08:53 PM (12 years ago) | Grande Master
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- djosh4cesc at 15-03-2011 05:20 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: Dan_Fulani on  7-03-2011 05:18 AM
Quote from: farsam400 on  5-03-2011 06:57 PM
How can they trick adult to do something he/she does not want to do

There is nothing as pathetic as hearing a respectable elder statesman lie.
Nobody tricked Hon. Obasanjo. All he should have said is that he
failed to consider the message he is sending to the public by attending
Bode George's (welcome back from prison) reception.

Honorable gentlemen do not celebrate the release of criminals from prison.
Bode George was convicted of high corruption while head of Nigeria Port Authority.
He was convicted because he inflated the contract prices contrary to Section 22 (3)
of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

He abused the trust everyone had in him. He awarded contracts at inflated prices.
He was the mastermind of an elaorate fraud scheme designed to steal millions of
nairas from funds allocated for upgrading the Nigeria Port Authority facilities.

Bode George never showed remorse or asked the public for forgiveness.
He probably never realised that what he did was wrong.
No sense of right or wrong..No conscience.

dan fulani

Posted: at 15-03-2011 05:20 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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