Obasanjo says BATists are lying about his meeting with Tinubu

by Amos Kalu
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said some comments being circulated about his meeting with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, are fake.

Recalls that Tinubu on Wednesday visited Obasanjo at his penthouse residence within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Accompanied by Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief Bisi Akande, Chief Segun Osoba, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Nuhu Ribadu, and others, Tinubu had private discussions with Obasanjo.

While the duo of Tinubu and Obasanjo have kept sealed lips over what transpired at the meeting, different claims are being made in the media by those claiming to be inside sources.

But, Obasanjo expressed dissatisfaction with such an “unauthorized report” of the discussion at his meeting with Tinubu and “the fake statements credited to him.”

In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi on Saturday, Obasanjo maintained that “the statements coming from those claiming to be supporters of Bola Tinubu are unhelpful.”

According to him, the discussion between the two of them was “more brotherly than political.”

The Balogun Owu added that at the request of Tinubu, he “agreed to no statement from either side.”

Speaking further, Obasanjo revealed that, “Those claiming to be insiders at the meeting issuing a statement on the discussion and those crediting to me statement I had not made are enemies of the visitor and are not doing the visit any good.”

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