A former wife of Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Taiwo Obasanjo, has alleged threat to her life and her son’s life, Olujonwo Obasanjo.
In a press statement signed by her on Monday, Mrs Obasanjo said the former President had hired some paid assassins to murder her
According to her, the former President had been unhappy with her decision to support the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
She explained that the method of the execution was designed such as to look as a case of armed robbery.
The statement reads, “I was reliably told that Chief Obasanjo is not pleased with our decision to support Buhari and he has sent out assassin to kill me and my Son for publicly coming out in supporting President Buhari.
“From the reliable information at my disposal, it was disclosed to me that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has paid the assassins who are already trailing me to kill me and my Son Olujonwo.
“The assassins intend to kill me first and make it appear as an armed robbery operation.
“The second phase of the plot is to kill my son, Olujonwo in another armed robbery attack in the night.”
While maintaining that her public outcry was not to seek public attention, she said the former President should be held responsible should anything happen to her and her son.
She further appealed to security agents to ensure the safety of their lives.
“I want the world to know that my life and that of my son, Olujonwo is under threat for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari in the last election.
“I am crying out now to let the whole world know who to blame if anything happen.
Since President Buhari won the election Chief Obasanjo have developed very strong hatred for me and my son and he does not speak to my Son again or pick his calls.
“I am also appealing to the police and other security agencies to please come to our aid. This is a serious threat and the police should please help us.” Chief Obasanjo has vowed that he will kill us both and nothing will happen. This matter is not a joking matter.This issue is not imaginary or attention seeking or a publicity stunt,” she said.
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