In response to the assertion that he has endorsed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, former president Olusegun Obasanjo has issued a warning to his supporters.
- Obasanjo has denied reports that he endorsed the presidential ambition of the APC candidate, Bola Tinubu
- Tinubu and several of his supporters paid Obasanjo a visit in Abeokuta last Wednesday
- Speaker of the House of Representatives described the meeting between Obasanjo and Tinubu as a sign of Tinubu’s triumph in 2023.
When Tinubu and several of his supporters paid him a visit in Abeokuta last Wednesday, Obasanjo expressed his displeasure at what he described as an unauthorized account of the conversation during the private meeting he had with the candidate.
The former president said yesterday that the words emanating from people claiming to be Tinubu supporters are useless in a statement by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Akinyemi.
According to Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, what happened at the meeting between Obasanjo and Tinubu was a sign of Tinubu’s triumph in 2023.
Speaking at the Surulere Local Government Area APC gathering in Surulere, Lagos, Gbajabiamila made the claim on Thursday.
According to the Speaker, who claimed to have been there at the Abeokuta meeting, Tinubu’s presidency was nearly a certainty based on what he heard there.
Obasanjo responded to the assertion by saying that it was false and that the sources of the news were unhelpful to the campaign.
[quotation name=’Olusegun Obasanjo’]“Those claiming to be insiders at the meeting issuing a statement on the discussion and those crediting to me statement I had not made are enemies of the visitor and are not doing the visit any good”.[/quotation]