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2023 Presidential Election: Obasanjo Denies Rigging Allegation


January 12, (THEWILL) – Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is not responsible for the viral stories on some discredited platforms to rig the 2023 presidential election.

The Special Assistant on Media to the former President, Kehinde Akinyemi, made this known in a statement issued on Thursday.

Akinyemi emphasised that the viral trending story on the alleged plan by the former President to collude with electoral body in the Presidential election of February 25, is completely false.

Also, apart from the letters dated January 1, 2023, one which was addressed to the Nigerian youths and the other to Prof. Toyin Falola on his 70th birthday, there has been no other public or private letter written to anybody by the former President.

“The reading public is for the umpteenth time, reminded that only a statement duly signed by His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo or by his Media Assistant, Kehinde Akinyemi, are to be allowed into the media space.

“If need be, necessary checks can be made to confirm the authenticity of such documents before publication to avoid any embarrassment”, the statement read.