Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has cleared for the first time that the former president Olusegun Obasanjo, wanted a limitless term but he opposed him.
Similarly, Atiku has opened up on the seeming lingering quarrel with current Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-rufai and the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commison, Nuhu Ribadu, whom he claims to have brought into the government of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Atiku said that the two men, who allegedly planed to work against him, had refused to show any form of appreciation to him, despite his disposition to them.
The former Vice President denied allegation that he was corrupt,he said:
“My offence was simply that I disagreed with him on the amendment of the Constitution to remove tenure or term limits or what was popularly called third term agenda. In fact, Obasanjo sent the then Attorney General of the Federation, and Jerry Gana to my office to bring me the draft of the amendments to the constitution.
“After going through, I found out that tenure limits had been removed. In other words, he could be president for life. I now asked them, ‘if I send you to the President can you deliver this message’? And they said ‘yes’. I said ‘go and tell him I will not support it and I will fight it.”
Atiku also explained why Ribadu must go on public television station to avow that he was not a corrupt person in order to earn his forgiveness.
Atiku’s claims are in the current edition of the EFCC Magazine, Zero Tolerance released in Abuja yesteray.