Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has come under fire over the condolence letter he wrote to mourn the late Ogun East former Senator, Buruji Kashamu.
In the letter which went viral, Obasanjo claimed that Kashamu used the maneuver of law and politics to escape justice from alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside.
According to Obasanjo, Kashamu could not escape death as no legal or political maneuver could stop the cold hand of death.
But Obasanjo’s comment appears to have angered many Nigerians, who attacked him on the social media, telling him that he too cannot escape death.
Nigerians called out the octogenarian, accusing him of showing hatred towards the dead. Many were of the belief that Obasanjo should have not said those words about the dead, as everybody will die one day, no matter how long.
See some of the comments below:
Muhd Sani: “Even those who face Justice die, you only have a score to settle with the deceased, Baba, but it is better to have said nothing since the man is no more.”
Bonaventure Chidozie: “Obasanjo is also avoiding justice by using the same techniques, but he won’t escape death.”
Tope Fadahunsi: “This baba has come again to be talking as if he was a saint. Bribing National Assembly members to influence a satanic third term agenda was corruption too. Petty man!”
Frank Uwagbor: “Really, I thought obj didn’t send that condolences when I first read it. Kai even in death obj couldn’t forgive him.”
Bukie Adefe: “I am sorry, why is it that we still find heartless people among our elders who have also lost value for Yoruba culture. I am not a Politician nor related with the Departed soul but the statement is uncalled for.”
Folarin Okeowo: “Baba, no matter how you mock Buruji in death, remember that today is just a minus one from the remaining days you have left too. You are not going to be here forever, same as everyone of us. Death is inevitable sir.”
Sunky Dayo: “Baba OBJ, Nobody holy pass. Even your hands aren’t clean 100%. Anyone can avoid Justice but No one can escape Death. It is written we all live and die one day. RIP buruji”
Sambo Dare: “Same way he is not going to escape death and the ultimate judge on the day of reckoning.”
Khadijat Obaro: “Imagine a leader and a student of Theology? He can do better. Our people said you can’t remain someone’s enemy in sickness and death. Baba should have controlled his anger.”
Elukpo Salih: “Yes na, Kashuamu bullied Obasanjo and Agagu in Ogun, so Obasanjo could say worst. He couldn’t stand the humiliation he received from Kashamu. So the best time that Obasanjo could fight him is now that he is no more. Serial cowardice.”
Muhammad Dungus: “If he uttered this, then he must have gone to the extreme of being cruel to the dead. Judge not any evil against the dead for they have reached their final destination. It would totally be unfair, If truly an elderly man like Obasanjo could make such careless comment about a dead person.”
Jude Uchenna: “At the final analysis, nobody will escape death. It’s just turn by turn.”