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.
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.”