SouthWest Peoples Alliance (SPA) has called on the federal government to probe former President Olusegun Obasanjo over power sector expenditure during his tenure. The group, a coalition of progressive groups in the south west made the call Friday. They said the Owu Chief should also be prosecuted if found wanting.
Addressing a press conference in Lagos, spokesman of the group, Hon. Oseni Ajimumoya urged Nigerians to monitor the planned probe of all power contracts from 1999 to date, which the House of Representatives is about to begin. They say it is to ensure that the process is thorough and that all those culpable in the mismanagement of the funds earmarked for power in Nigeria are brought to justice.
One of the Coordinators of SPA, Adebayo Moyosore stated that the group is “networking with other progressive allies like Young Nigerian Professionals to ensure this probe is not swept under the carpet as previous ones.” He submitted that the groups are working round the clock to sensitise the public on the need to pressurise honourable members under the leadership of Mr. Femi Gbajamiala to make the probe public.
Also speaking, Ishola Olateju called on EFCC and ICPC to take over the case after the probe-for possible prosecution of all those indicted “in the embezzlement and looting of funds meant for the power sector.” Another leader of the group, Oguntoyinbo Ismael, assured “the general public that the press conference is not an avenue to blackmail Chief Olusegun Obasanjo or any Southwest leader, but as southwesterners are trained and tutored, the region will never support any form of looting no matter the personalities involved.”
The group assured “Nigerians that the struggle continues till justice is done for Nigerians to have a stable power supply”