Former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has called for the investigation of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, for ceding Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroun.
He said the former president handed over the peninsula, which is rich in hydrocarbon, to Cameroun, so as to be seen as a peace-loving leader, in order to earn the Nobel Peace prize or get the position of United Nations secretary general.
The former governor in a statement on Sunday said the Federal Government should probe the ceding of Bakassi, in order to uncover Obasanjo’s real motive as well as demand the return of the area to Nigeria.
“Former president Obasanjo’s recent and ongoing criticism of president Buhari is typical of his lack of patriotism and enviable degree of selfishness.
“When we point a finger at an innocent man, we ought to be reminded that there are three other fingers pointed at us.
“Is Obasanjo not the same man who traded away Bakassi toCameroon all for selfish reasons as he was negotiating a Nobel Peace prize for himself or an appointment as the UN secretary general?
“Bakassi has the largest deposits of hydrocarbon found in any contiguous location in Nigeria today, yet, Obasanjo gave away our collective wealth just to please the international community and in the process secure for himself a Nobel Peace Prize and or the Secretary General position of the UN.
“President Buhari should, without delay, investigate Obasanjo’s role in the Bakassi ‘give away’ and demand its return to Nigeria,” Kalu said.