2023: Obasanjo reacts to report of endorsing Tinubu 

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Tinubu and Obasanjo conversing during the former Lagos Gov's visit to the ex-President in Abeokuta

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to report in general circulation that he endorsed the open aspiration of the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate. 

The report sprang from a WhatsApp message attributed to Obasanjo in which he allegedly lavished praise on Tinubu’s political sagacity and said something to the effect that he(Tinubu) would do well as the country’s president. 

“If you are looking for a thoroughbred politician of masters class, visit Lagos Bourdillon, there you’ll find one… Politics, however, has no permanent friends or enemies. If you remind me about what Bola said about me 4 years ago, have you reminded yourself about what I did to him and his Lagos government about 20 years ago? “I almost crashed his government and State. No governor or government from 1999 to date could have survived what I did to Bola and Lagos. No One. He survived because he has the magic wand. I hope he gets the chance to wave the magic wand over Nigeria,” the message read in part. 

The former President in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, simply said the remark didn’t originate from him. 

 

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