governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to refund the N10 million he was allegedly compelled to donate to the presidential library in 2005.
The library which was incorporated in 2002 as a not for profit was officially commissioned on Saturday as part of activities to mark the former president’s 80th birthday.
But Fayose claimed that governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were forced to donate to the project.
He has asked the elder statesman to not only refund the money but add interest.
According to Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Fayose, the governor said this while speaking at the opening session of the PDP stakeholders’ meeting in the south-west.
“We were compelled to make the donation as PDP governors in 2005 and now I need the return of my money with interest,” Fayose said.
Describing the library as a fraudulent project, Fayose advised Obasanjo to stop seeing himself as a saint.
Among dignitaries that attended the commissioning were vice president Yemi Osinbajo, former UN Secretary general, Koffi Anna, former president Goodluck Jonathan, governors of Lagos and Ogun, Akinwunmi Ambode , Ibikunle Amosun and others