The Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, has threatened he will sue the former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for going ahead to present his autobiography, My Watch, in Lagos on Tuesday.
He said this in a statement he personally signed and made available to our correspondent in Abeokuta.
Kashamu had earlier approached the court and got an injunction to restrain the former president or his agents from publishing the book, because he believed that the book criticised President Goodluck Jonathan.
He said, “I have asked my lawyers to press criminal contempt charges against him(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.”
Kashamu noted that the ex-president’s action had confirmed his knack for lawlessness and arbitrariness.
He added, “Everybody knows that good governance is based on the rule of law, due process and respect for constituted authorities.
“It beats my imagination that this man can be sermonising about good governance when he shamelessly advertises all the elements of bad governance.
“In short, he is bad governance personified. He is the worst advertisement for the product he is trying to advertise – good governance. He has shown that he does not have respect for the judiciary, and that he is above the law.
“Certainly, President Goodluck Jonathan and his predecessor, the late President Umaru 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.”