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Obasanjo Hale & Hearty, Says Assistant



Former Nigeria President Olusegun Obasanjo has given a detailed account on Sunday, on how he survived the road accident, which got many Nigerians scared of his safety.

The accident which took place on the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Saturday, when he was on his to celebrate with Kessington Adebutu on his 80th birthday anniversary in Lagos.

More so, the statement which was issued by one of his assistants, Vitalis Ortese, added that Obasanjo is well and in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to observe the country’s presidential poll.

“The Office of His Excellency, President Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR wishes to clarify that, former President Olusegun Obasanjo is hale, hearty and away in Abidjan Cote Ivoire, where he is observing the Presidential Elections holding in that country.

“The office also wishes to confirm, that on Saturday, October 24, Obasanjo was, indeed, involved in an incident on the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway, after Sagamu roundabout, while he was on his way to join in the celebrations of the 80th birthday anniversary of Chief Kessington Adebutu in Tinubu Methodist Church, Lagos.

“The vehicle, he was traveling in suffered a burst left tire at the rear and swerved several times but did not hit any curb or any car in front or behind until it did an 180-degree turn and faced where it was coming from, and he had to change vehicles.

“Obasanjo wishes to convey his deep appreciation to all those, who by way of calls, personal messages and prayers, and indeed members of the general public, who have shown overwhelming concern about his welfare”, the statement said.