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#NigeriaDecides: Obasanjo Denies Fleeing Nigeria

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he has not fled Nigeria, contrary to reports on social media that he fled the country ahead of the presidential election.

The elder statesman was reacting to a Facebook post of one Gbenga Lawal who posted: “Breaking: Obasanjo jets out of Nigeria. He can’t even wait for the thief he is imposing on Nigerians.”

Speaking to newsmen at his Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Obasanjo described the report as fake news.

He said: “Why should I travel out of the country before the election?

“If not for anything, I believe I should be here to perform my civic responsibility, which is to vote according to the dictate of my heart tomorrow and on the second of March.

“Those who are carrying that type of rumour or fake news; I leave them in the hands of God; I am used to that kind of thing.

“In Yoruba land, if your head is hard, you don’t have to worry yourself.

“Let anybody tell lies against you, let anybody issue fake news against you, let anybody abuse you, God will deal with them rightly and appropriately.”

Naija News had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had vowed to probe the administration of Obasanjo if he is re-elected for a second term.




Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.