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#OgunDecides: Obasanjo Absent At Polling Unit


#OgunDecides: Obasanjo Absent At Polling Unit

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was absent from his polling unit in the ongoing Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Ogun State.

Naija News reports that Obasanjo failed to exercise his civic duty at his polling unit 22 ward 11, Olusomi compound, Totoro, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the State.

Recall that the former Nigerian leader cast his vote at the same polling unit during the February 25 presidential and national assembly elections.

However, for the first time, the two-term Nigerian president failed to participate in an election since Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999.

As usual, journalists stormed Obasanjo’s polling unit to capture him while exercising his franchise during the elections but their hope was dashed.

Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Obasanjo’s Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, said the former president was away for an international engagement.

Akinyemi said his principal had travelled out of the country 10 days before the elections. He noted that Obasanjo was billed to return a day before the elections, but he was yet to arrive.

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He said “Chief Obasanjo had traveled 10 days ago to India, US, and, UK. He was supposed to return back to the country yesterday (Friday) March 17 but could not return.”