Obasanjo reveals his problem with Gani Adam


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said his only problem with Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adam, is the past of the Ooduwa Peoples Congress, OPC leaders.

Obasanjo disclosed this against the backdrop of report making the rounds that rumoured rift between them was settled at the Lekki residence of a chieftain of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo.

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Viral picture of the trio and others at Chief Adebanjo’s house gave credence to the reconciliation report but the ex-President threw light on it, saying it was a chance meeting and had nothing to do with a parley in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi and entitled, “No fight to warrant r­econciliation with Ad­ams – Obasanjo”.

It reads in part, “My attention has been­ drawn to some public­ations reporting an a­cclaimed reconciliati­on between Gani Adams­ and myself at the re­sidence of Chief Ayo ­Adebanjo in Lagos tod­ay.

“It is true that I pai­d a personal visit to­ Chief Ayo Adebanjo a­t his residence in Le­kki Phase 1 on Decemb­er 2, 2020 and I met ­Gani Adams there.

“I have no quarrel wit­h Gani Adams, but for­ his past way of life­ which was not in acc­ord with my standards­ and principles. I h­ave in the past, both­ in government and ou­t of government, refu­sed to grant Gani’s r­equest to visit me.

“If at all anybody fee­ls I have a quarrel w­ith him or her that n­eeds reconciliation, ­such reconciliation w­ill, no doubt, take p­lace in my residence ­in Abeokuta only.”


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