The Obasanjo Leadership Forum has described as “satanic lies” a story credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in which he was quoted as saying that Senator Ifeanyi Ararume was incapable of driving reforms in the Oil Sector because Ararume was corrupt.
In a statement signed by the Leader of the Forum, Chief Dare Falade, the Organisation warned those it said were dragging Chief Obasanjo’s name into “a needless political fight against Araraume ” to desist from the action.
Chief Falade decried what he called “politics of destruction” going on in Imo State since Ararume was made the Chairman of the new Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC).
Falade who disclosed that Chief Obasanjo would personally sign a statement rebutting the story, advised Politicians to fear God when they are trying to destroy their opponents.
He further disclosed that whatever misunderstanding between Ararume and Obasanjo in the past, was political and that Obasanjo and Ararume had been having a cordial relationship.
The Forum said Obasanjo could not have made the reckless statement attributed to him in the social Media.
It called for a regulation of the contents of social Media as” all sorts of stories are circulated in the Social Media to settle scores and misform the public”.
He further revealed that Obasanjo’s Lawyers had been contacted and would take up the matter with the writers of the fallacious story.