Obasanjo Denies Endorsing South East for Presidency in 2023

Obasanjo Denies Endorsing South East for Presidency in 2023

  • Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to a report claiming his endorsement of the Igbo presidency
  • Obasanjo speaking via his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, stated that while receiving Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, in Abeokuta, words were put in his mouth
  • The elder statesman noted that it was a wrong approach by the presidential aspirant, Ohuabunwa

On Saturday, March 12, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, refuted the claim that he has endorsed the South-East for the presidency ahead of the 2023 elections.

Obasanjo’s rebuttal was in reaction to an online report quoting him to have backed the region to produce the next president, Daily Trust reports

The report stated that Obasanjo said it while receiving Mao Ohuabunwa, a presidential aspirant, in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Thursday, March 10.

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The politician paid a visit to former President, His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at his Presidential library residence in Abeokuta. Photo credit: Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa
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According to the report, the former president stated that south easterners could bring a lot to the table if elected, The Sun reports.

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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.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has participated in a novelty match played at the 5 Aside football pitch of the OlFormer President Olusegun Obasanjousegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

According to Channels TV, the event was part of activities marking his 85th birthday celebration.

Legit.ng gathers that the novelty match drew the presence of the 91-year-old President of Benin Republic Nicephore Soglo, a former minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, Chief Bayo Ojo, among others sports enthusiasts.

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Nigeria's former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR has commended Governor Hope Uzodimma on the laudable developmental strides that Imo state is witnessing under his administration.

Obasanjo paid the compliment during his 85th birthday celebration, hosted by the first family of Imo state at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Owerri.

Speaking on the sidelines of the celebration, the former president called for improved engagements with genuinely frustrated militant members of society to de-escalate conflict and promote peace.

Source: Legit.ng

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