According to former president Olusegun Obasanjo, the meeting with Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, was not political. At the Wednesday meeting conducted behind closed doors at his Hill Top Mansion in Abeokuta, Obasanjo warned Bola Tinubu’s followers against claiming that he had endorsed Tinubu. Such allegations, he claimed, would not benefit Tinubu.
Obasanjo stated that the utterances made by persons claiming to be Tinubu’s supporters were detrimental to Tinubu in a statement released by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Saturday.
Obasanjo stated that Bola’s suggestion led to the meeting being “more brotherly than political.” “Those claiming to be insiders at the meeting, issuing statements on the discussion, and those crediting to me a statement I had not made are enemies of the visitor and are not doing the visit any good,” declared Chief Obasanjo.
It was previously reported that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, declared the meeting between Obasanjo and Tinubu to be a sign of Tinubu’s triumph in 2023 during the Surulere Local Government Area APC meeting in Lagos on Thursday. In the meantime, Obasanjo has asserted that he is the father of all angry Nigerians and young people.
He made his remarks at a luncheon he attended on Friday with Charles Oputa (Charly Boy), a musical legend from Nigeria. On Saturday, Charly Boy’s tweets under the handle @AreaFada1 were posted.