The Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West, Buruji Kashamu, has vowed to sue former President Olusegun Obasanjo for defying a court order not to make a public presentation of his autobiography, “My Watch” in Lagos State.
Kashamu had obtained a court injunction to stop Obasanjo from publishing the book because he believed the book criticised President Goodluck Jonathan. According to Kashamu, Obasanjo’s disregard of the court injunction showed his flair for lawlessness.
In a statement made available to a national newspaper, Kashamu said: “I have asked my lawyers to press criminal contempt charges against Obasanjo and all those who assisted him in flouting the orders of the court. I will ensure that they are all dragged before the court, and particularly, Obasanjo, without his cap, to show why he should not be punished for criminal contempt.’’
The statement also said Obasanjo will be used as sacrificial lamb to serve as deterrent to others, who don’t respect the rule of law. “Certainly, President Goodluck Jonathan and his predecessor, the late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua, and others he criticised in the controversial book, which I am reliably informed he did not write, are made of a sterner stuff than him. They are true democrats and gentlemen to the core,” the statement added.