Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied reports that he endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, for president.
This is as reports emerged online claiming that Obasanjo had endorsed Tinubu after his closed-door meeting with him in Abeokuta last Wednesday.
The former President, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, over the weekend, said the statements coming from those claiming to be supporters of Tinubu are unhelpful.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, had said that what transpired during the meeting between Obasanjo and Tinubu was a sign of victory for Tinubu come 2023. Gbajabiamila made the statement on Thursday while speaking at the Surulere Local Government Area APC meeting in Surulere, Lagos.
The Speaker, who said he was present at the Abeokuta meeting, said from what he heard there, Tinubu’s presidency was almost a reality.
Reacting to the claim, Obasanjo said the statement credited to him is fake and that the people behind the report are not helpful to the candidate.
Obasanjo said, “Those claiming to be insiders at the meeting issuing a statement on the discussion and those crediting me with a statement I had not made are enemies of the visitor and are not doing the visit any good.”
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