Obasanjo Speaks On Endorsement Of South-East For Presidency
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Obasanjo Speaks On Endorsement Of South-East For Presidency
The Nigerian Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, refuted the claim that he has endorsed the South-East for the presidency ahead of 2023 elections.
Obasanjo’s rebuttal was in reaction to an online report quoting him to have backed the region to produce the next president.
The report stated that Obasanjo said it while receiving Mao Ohuabunwa, a presidential aspirant, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Thursday.
According to the report, the former president stated that south easterners could bring a lot to the table if elected.
But in his reaction, Obasanjo tackled Ohuabunwa as being the brain behind the report, saying he (the aspirant) put words into his mouth.
Obasanjo spoke through his Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.
He said, “If that was the way the presidential aspirant wanted to approach his ambition, such was a wrong way.
“He came here and the former president received him as a gentleman and in the spirit of his 85th birthday celebrations only for him to go and put words into his mouth. Baba is not that sort of man and if that is the way he wants to fulfil his ambition, that is a wrong way.”
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