Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has dismissed a rejoinder to his three-volume autobiography titled, ‘Watch the Watcher’, written by the Publicity Secretary of the Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, saying the book was not worth being kept in anybody’s library.
The former head of states was responding to an interview question raised by a journalist on Channels, a privately-owned television station, during a programme tagged ‘Book Club.’
Obasanjo who dislosed that Odumakin was paid by former President Goodluck Jonathan to write the book, said he could not be worried because the political activist cum national publicity secretary of the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere did not write anything that will last.
According to him, “Yinka Odumakin was hired to do the hatchet job and he did it.
“It was part of the campaign of Goodluck Jonathan and he did serve the purpose of Goodluck Jonathan. But whether Goodluck Jonathan gained from it or Yinka Odumakin gained from it, well, it’s now left to history.
“But how should I worry about that? That Yinka Odumakin was hired by Goodluck Jonathan to do a job, which he did and Yinka Odumakin didn’t write anything to last. He wrote current affairs, not a book that anybody will seriously want to keep in his library and that’s the way I see it. And a book should be something that somebody wants to keep in the library.”
Whether the Afenifere will respond to this latest accusation is left to be seen.