Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied a claim on social media that he met with President Bola Tinubu at the 80th birthday reception of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, on Thursday.
Penpushing reports that Obasanjo made clarification following a mischievous post on social media which he described as fake to give wrong impression to the public, emphasisng that he has not had any physical contact with Tinubu this year
The former President explained that the said video was not recent, adding that it was recorded when he (Obasanjo) hosted Tinubu in his house in Abeokuta last year, adding that, that was before the 2023 general elections.
Penpushing further reports that Obasanjo who was in South Africa for the burial of Zulu leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, advised the architect of the fake post to target elsewhere for a hatchet job.
‘I have not seen Bola Tinubu since he visited me in my house in Abeokuta when he was campaigning. Secondly, I was at the church and not the reception for Alake’s 80th birthday reception’, the statement added.
‘To put the content of the video in proper perspective, it happened that during Tinubu’s visit to the house last year, he met the former President playing his favourite traditional game (ayo) and he started the banter, jokingly telling the former President that, he was shocked to see him playing the Ayo game at that time of the day’, the statement said.
‘Spontaneously, as he was getting up from his chair to welcome him and other accompanying visitors, Obasanjo responded by saying – when I don’t have job. If you are ready to give me job, I am ready to work for you’, the statement clarified.
‘Shortly after, Tinubu was heard praying for longevity on Obasanjo’s life, as they both walked into the sitting room with others. I am not looking for work and I am not working with anyone as the fake news puts out. Those who are looking for people to work with Bola Tinubu should look outside Obasanjo, the statement added.
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