ING,' 'High Power Conspiracy Theory'-Osoba - FIRST AWARENESS


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

ING,' 'High Power Conspiracy Theory'-Osoba

Former Governor Of Ogun State,Chief Segun Osoba.

By Niyi Ogungbola
Former Governor Of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba has described the emergence of the 1993 Interim National Government headed by late Chief Ernest Shonekan as a "high Power Conspiracy theory" by the General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida led military junta.

According to Osoba, Chief Shonekan was innocently used to get Babangida out of office and at the same time, used to usher in late General Sanni Abach's military administration.

Osoba, who is Akinrogun of Egbaland stated this while featuring at a television personality guest programme, Arise TV, tagged "the morning show" monitored by First Awareness online News paper in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

Osoba in the interview, disclosed that the said Conspiracy theory, greatly polarized the Egbaland Traditional Council as they inturn, profounded another theory which they called 'Double score' which eventually pitched the Egba kinsmen against their brothers. 

"Interim National Government was a terrible set up. General Abach had wanted to succeed General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida as President so,it was a deliberate plan by the military junta to turn things upsidedown to give way for Abach,and in anyway it did happen. 

"When late Moshood Olawale Kasimawo Abiola away in London after the anollement of his election, Abach was pressuring him to come back home with aim of causing trouble to make things easy for him, and at the same time,the British Government mounted pressure on Abiola to stay put in London so as to give way for Interim National Government to be in place.

"I led a team to meet Abach as the Governor then,we didn't know that he had a plan to remove Shonekan and was only disciving us.

"He maintained that Abiola must come back home to reclaim his mandate and also,the British Government  mounted pressure on Abiola to remain in London.
"So,how would you describe this situation then,more than high power conspiracy theory"Osoba queried. 

Chief Osoba however expressed joy that  Egba kinsmen were able to put all political rambles generated by the military government behind themselves.

"Am happy that today,both Abiola family and that of Shonekan are united inspite of the unfortunate situation created by the military junta".

On the legacies of Chief Shonekan, Osoba said he contributed in his own way majorly to economic development of the nation especially given some useful advices which some time,were not judiciously used.

He made his marks in UAC as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to change UAC brand to serious estate development.

He moved UAC out of trading into serious estate company and it was a good assert to UAC and Nigeria.

He also described him,as a humble, gentle man and a man of good pedigree.

Also speaking on Asiwaju Bola Hameed Tinubu's intension to be the next President of Nigeria ,Osoba said that,Tinubu is eminently qualified as a Nigerian to Contest any political post .

"Tinubu has right and is qualified to contest for any office. He has exercised his right.Year 2022/2023 will be very interesting in this country" Osoba stressed.

On chief Olabode George stand that against Tinubu to become the next Nigeria President,Osoba said "George has a bitter thing against Tinubu,and he has a right to his comments.But George belong to People Democratic Party (PDP) ,and I will advice him to develop his party by producing  any capable candidate to face Tinubu in an election rather than embarking on  a bitter politics. He, Bode is my junior brother,we grew up together.

"Please,let us take Bode for what he is".Osoba concluded.

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