Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has debunked the claim that says he met with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the 80th birthday reception of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo on Thursday.
A trending video clip shared on TikTok by “@asiwajuwoldwidef” claimed that Tinubu and Obasanjo met on Thursday, September 14.
Meanwhile, Obasanjo has condemned this claims in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, noting that the former president last saw Timubu at his home in Abeokuta during his campaign.
According to Akinyemi, the former President, who is currently in South Africa for the burial of his friend and brother, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi holding today, said the architect of the fake disjointed and sicken post should rather look elsewhere for the work he/she is looking for and not through him.
The statement partly read, “one, I have not seen Bola Tinubu since he visited me in my house in Abeokuta, when he was campaigning. Secondly, I was at the church and not the reception for Alake’s 80th birthday reception.”
Akinyemi explaining the video said, it happened that during Tinubu’s visit to his house last year, he met the former President playing his favorite traditional game (ayo) and he started the banter, jokingly telling the former President that, he was shocked to see him playing the ‘ayo’ game at that time of the day.
He added that as he was getting up from his chair to welcome him and other accompanying visitors, Obasanjo responded: “when I don’t have job. If you are ready to give me job, I am ready to do it.”
Shortly after, Tinubu was heard praying for longevity on Obasanjo’s life, as they both walked into the sitting room with others.
This is however contrary to the meaning the viral video is putting out as Obasanjo says, “I am not looking for work and I am not working with anyone as the fake news puts out.
“Those who are looking for people to work with Bola Tinubu should look outside Obasanjo,” he declared.