Firing back at the former president for describing an institution he once headed as corrupt and full of thieves, Mr. Na’Abba, described the Owu chief as one of the most corrupt Nigerians.
Speaking when he fielded questions from newsmen on Sunday in Abuja, the former Speaker, who had a running battle with Mr. Obasanjo when they were both in power, asked the former president to explain to Nigerians how he became one of the richest Nigerians after leaving office, when he had virtually nothing before he assumed office.
Mr. Na’Abba recalled that as Speaker of the House of Representatives, he had cause to take Obasanjo on various expenditure offences he committed that the former president could not defend.
He said, “Well, I don’t think there is anybody that is more corrupt in this country like the former President. I believe you are talking about the former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“As the Speaker, I took Obasanjo on various expenditure offences which he committed, which he could not defend and didn’t show any remorse. In fact, that is why sometimes in 2002, the National Assembly tried to impeach him”.