Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo has sent out a warning over some comments being circulated about his meeting with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, stressing that the reports are fake.
Africa Today News, New York recalls that Tinubu had on Wednesday visited Obasanjo at his penthouse residence within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The entourage of the former Governor of Lagos State was made up of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief Bisi Akande, Chief Segun Osoba, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Nuhu Ribadu, and others, Tinubu had private discussions with Obasanjo.
While the duo of Tinubu and Obasanjo have refused to disclose what exactly transpired at the meeting, different claims are being made in the media by those claiming to be inside sources.
However, Obasanjo expressed dissatisfaction with such ‘unauthorised report’ of the discussion at his meeting with Tinubu and ‘the fake statements credited to him.’
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi on Saturday which was obtained by Africa Today News, New York, Obasanjo maintained that ‘the statements coming from those claiming to be supporters of Bola Tinubu are unhelpful.’
According to him, the discussion between the two of them was ‘more brotherly than political.’
The Balogun Owu added that at the request of Tinubu, he ‘agreed to no statement from either side.’
Speaking further, Obasanjo revealed that, ‘Those claiming to be insiders at the meeting issuing statement on the discussion and those crediting to me a statement I had not made are enemies of the visitor and are not doing the visit any good.’
Africa Today News, New York reports that the disclaimer from the former President has continued to generate mized reactions on social media.