The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, ceded Bakassi to Cameroon because he wanted to be honoured with a Nobel Peace Prize Award.
He asked Nigerians not to forgive the former President adding that history will not forgive him for his actions. He said:
“I want to remind the People of Cross River State that never, ever can you afford to forget a Nigerian leader in the person of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who ceded part of Cross River State to Cameroon because he wanted a Noble Peace Prize award.
“He handed over Nigerian territory to foreign country and reduced Nigeria to become refugees. The lady that presented a gift to Mr President has no home; Obasanjo ceded her community to Cameroon.
“Nigeria can never forgive him. History will punish him, if we are too weak to punish him. He separated fathers from mothers, brothers from sisters. The Nobel Peace Prize is not given to traitors.”
“There is no statesman in the world that will voluntarily cede parts of his territory to another country just because he needed noble peace prize award. If we are too weak to punish him, history will punish him.
“We cannot forget someone who separated families, those who give the noble peace prize award, don’t give it to traitors, they gave it to people who had work hard, not for traitors, not for opportunist and not for those who bastardized their fatherland.”