Former Chief of Defence Staff, General Alani Akinrinade (Rtd) has said that the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo is always against Yoruba presidency because he is not comfortable with his people.
In an interview, Akinrinade said there had been claims that Obasanjo doesn’t have any form of roots in Yorubaland.
“If he feels otherwise, he needs to go and take a DNA test to ascertain if he is truly a Yorubaman and if not so, he needs to go back to his kith and kin in other areas.
“I don’t think Obasanjo is comfortable with his Yoruba people at all. I’m saying this because each time we have this kind of disaster, he is always at the heart of things, whether it was with late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, or Moshood Abiola and now Bola Tinubu,” he said.
Speaking on Obasanjo’s call for cancellation of the presidential election, Akinrinade said Obasanjo is being ingenious, saying that “we have travelled this road before. If I’m to tell you, he was the one who engineered the last one. If he likes, let him take me to court.”
“We met in a guest house with some people to prepare some papers with the likes of late Chief Anthony Anenih and some other people that I don’t want to name, so as not to embarrass them. They prepared a document calling for the establishment of an Interim National Government during the heat of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election.
“They took it to Ibrahim (Babangida). They were on his (Babangida’s) throat urging him to sign the document to establish the Interim Government. I saw his signature and I saw the comments that he made. They (Obasanjo and others) now began to state that the elections will not stay,” he said.