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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has tackled the All Progressives Congress Presidential candidate , Bola Tinubu, saying, his supporters are not helpful to him over the claim that he has endorsed him .
The former president In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi on Saturday, said the statements coming from those claiming to be supporters of Tinubu are unhelpful.
Obasanjo in a statement titled “Obasanjo clears air on meeting with Tinubu” expressed dissatisfaction with the unauthorized report of the discussion at his meeting with Bola Ahmed Tinubu the Presidential Candidate of APC and the fake statements credited to him.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi on Saturday, Obasanjo said the statements coming from those claiming to be supporters of Bola Tinubu are unhelpful.
The former President said the discussion during the visit was “more brotherly than political”, and at the request of Bola Tinubu, Chief Obasanjo agreed to no statement from either side.
“Those claiming to be insiders at the meeting issuing statement on the discussion and those crediting to me statement I had not made are enemies of the visitor and are not doing the visit any good.”
Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, had said that what transpired during the meeting between Obasanjo and Tinubu was a sign of victory for Tinubu come 2023.
Gbajabiamila had made the statement on Thursday while speaking at the Surulere Local Government Area APC meeting in Surulere, Lagos.
The Speaker, who said he was present at the closed-door meeting on Wednesday in Abeokuta, said from what he heard there, Tinubu’s presidency was almost a reality.
Gajabiamila was quoted as saying “So, I, Chief Osoba and Chief Akande and Asiwaju went from our side. My people, what I heard there, what Obasanjo said, the victory of Asiwaju is assured.
“Obasanjo spoke at length and we were all happy. He embraced our candidate like a brother, gave him a pat on the back, and prayed for him copiously.
The Speaker said, “When we were going to Obasanjo’s house, we were eight, including Asiwaju Tinubu and me; we didnt want many people to know about the meeting. So, we were to meet Obasanjo and five others from his side.
“But when we eventually got there, we met something pleasantly shocking; a mammoth crowd of our supporters were already at the former president’s house waiting for us.
“So, Obasanjo told Asiwaju Tinubu to pick three people from his side and that he would pick three from his side to meet behind close doors.
“So, I, Chief Osoba and Chief Akande and Asiwaju went from our side. My people, what I heard there, what Obasanjo said, the victory of Asiwaju is assured.
“Obasanjo spoke at length and we were all happy. He embraced our candidate like a brother, gave him a pat on the back, and prayed for him copiously.”
Gbajabiamila said from what analysts and observers had said, the 2023 election was going to be a three-horse race.
He, however, said Tinubu was the candidate with the best record of performance and network.
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