Friday, January 6, 2017 8:53 am
Former Preident Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to the Awujale, Oba Sikiru Adetona, went viral this week. He described the monarch as a serial liar and a manipulative rumour monger.
Two things stand out in the matter like a sore thumb. One, the book that Obasanjo responded to was not new. The book was published by Mosuro Publishers in 2010.
In the book, entitled “Awujale: The Autobiography of Alaiyeluwa Oba S. K. Adetona, Ogbagba II”, the Ijebu monarch had accused Mr. Obasanjo of having used the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to blackmail and extort during his tenure as president.
Two, people who have short fuse can mess things up a great deal. That is why Obasanjo dated his letter 3016, that is, 1,000 years into the future. See his letter here:
In the letter, Obasanjo wrote to Oba Adetona, saying his claims in the book and the spreading of falsehood about him was unbecoming of a monarch of his standing. This time travel by the former president is going viral too, just like the conflict between him and Awujale