No fight to warrant reconciliation with Gani Adams, says Obasanjo

No fight to warrant reconciliation with Gani Adams, says Obasanjo

- Former president Obasanjo has denied having any rift with Gani Adams

- Obasanjo was reacting to media reports claiming the duo reconciled on Wednesday, December 2

- The former president also explained the nature of his relationship with the Yoruba chief

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Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to media reports claiming he has reconciled with Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland.

In a statement sent to by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Wednesday, December 2, the former president said he does not have any quarrel with Adams that would warrant reconciliation.

Obasanjo, however, confirmed that he met Adams at the residence of a respected Yoruba elder, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Wednesday.

Obasanjo says no fight to warrant reconciliation with Gani Adams
No fight to warrant reconciliation with Gani Adams, says Obasanjo. Photo credit: Darren Stewart
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He also issued some clarification regarding his relationship with the prominent Yoruba chief.

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The former president explained:

"It is true that I paid a personal visit to Chief Ayo Adebanjo at his residence in Lekki Phase 1 on December 2, 2020 and I met Gani Adams there.
"I have no quarrel with Gani Adams, but for his past way of life which was not in accord with my standards and principles.
"I have in the past, both in government and out of government, refused to grant Gani’s request to visit me."

Obasanjo further noted that if any reconciliation will take place between him and anyone who feels he has a quarrel with him, such reconciliation will take place in his residence in Abeokuta only and not anywhere else.

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In another report, Obasanjo has said that Rashidi Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo state, could have avoided impeachment if he was loyal and grateful to Lamidi Adedibu and Yekinni Adeojo.

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At the launching ceremony of Adebayo Alao-Akala's autobiography, Obasanjo went down memory lane to recall that Ladoja was defiant to his plea to reconcile with Adedibu (now late) and Adeojo, a prominent politician in Oyo.

Obasanjo went on to narrate how Ladoja picked a quarrel with him because he told the former governor that his rise to the office was due to the massive contribution of the duo.

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