Ex presidential candidate, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia says he was pressurized to join APC to be forgiven for a crime he never committed.
Obadiah, who is a former deputy governor for CBN and a presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 election, has claimed to be harassed and blackmailed to join the ruling party (APC) to be forgiven for a crime he did not commit.
Mailafia made the allegation in a chat with journalists in the federal capital, Abuja.
It was gathered that the former presidential candidate said the wrong impression was being conveyed, which appeared as if he was negotiating to join the ruling party after the elections.
He said: “Well, I don’t think rumors are waiting for journalists to dwell on. Because of my silence after the elections, I was so quiet that rumors started going on that maybe the APC government was negotiating with me, to move somewhere else.
“Just before the elections, there were pressures on me and I was even interrogated by security agencies over something that happened in CBN about 10 years ago, which was not even in my department.
“They started harassing me and blackmailed me that if I joined APC, I would be forgiven. I told them, why can’t they come and join me? I even asked them why can’t President Muhammadu Buhari come and join my party, ACD?
“What does he have that I don’t have more than him? Is it their analogue generation that will save Nigeria? Somebody that has never even used computer?
“What have they to offer Nigeria again? They should go back home and relax.”