Samson Folarin 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress will be thrown into hell fire if their records are examined.

Obasanjo spoke in an interview with BBC Yoruba.

The former president criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for alleged ethnic considerations in appointments.

He said if the President did not trust people from other ethnic groups enough to give them appointments, he should also not ask for their votes in the coming elections.

Obasanjo said, “If we are talking about sin, the people that are there now, if we examine them, they will all enter hell fire.

“They will not just be jailed, they will enter hell fire. Whoever God covers his sin, the person’s secrets are also protected.

“I did not say if Atiku (Abubakar) gets there he will behave like Jesus or Mohammed, but he will do better than what we are seeing now.

“The person who is our leader now is saying he cannot allow another ethnic group to work with him because he cannot trust them. If he cannot trust my tribe or your tribe, of what benefit is he? And he is saying my tribe and yours should come and vote for him.

“He can ask for our votes, but he cannot trust us to work in good positions. Life is give and take. If you cannot trust me, why should I trust you?

“If you put me in a position and I misbehave, why not remove me and put others?

“But those you are putting in positions are your tribesmen and kinsmen because they are the people you can trust.”