Gbenga Daniel told me Obasanjo said he would turn me to nobody – Ladoja
The former governor of Oyo state, Rashidi Ladoja said Obasanjo threatened to reduce him to nobody for rejecting his third term bid.
There are successes and failures.
There are triumphs and disappointments.
And in the long run, I will say that I’m grateful to God that I can claim more triumphs than disappointments.
There was one that actually made the impeachment possible.
It was Obasanjo’s third term.
I also made a mistake.
When I heard about the third term, I asked Obasanjo if it was true.
He said it was not true and I said thank God.
I said, Baba, if not I would have said maybe you don’t know God.
I said God made it possible for you to be President for eight years and I said this was a presidency you were not qualified for.
When I got home in the evening, the Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel, called me and said ‘ governor general , you came to Ota’, I said yes that I came to discuss with Obasanjo.
He asked what I discussed with Obasanjo.
I said I discussed the third term.
Daniel said, Oh God, you have pinched Baba on his sore.
Obasanjo said he would turn you to nobody.
Obasanjo didn’t allow me to talk.
He said I had told you Rashidi, I would turn you to nobody.
He was going and Fasawe was running after him, trying to tell him he shouldn’t have said that and I answered him, ‘if God permits you sir.
Obasanjo came to Ibadan to see Baba Alayande on his birthday, I went with him, Baba Alayande also pleaded with him but before 7 0’clock on the 12th January, 2006, I was called that the people were coming with police escort to come and do the impeachment.
When we got the impeachment notice, we went to court.
We told the chief judge then that the people did not have the mandatory two-thirds