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Obasanjo dismisses rumours he has fled the country

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo appeared at his Presidential Library, Abeokuta, to deny rumours he had fled to the country hours to the commencement of voting in Nigeria.

“If not for anything, I believe I should be here to perform my civic responsibility, which is to vote according to the dictate of my heart tomorrow and on the second of March.

Reports on some social media site Friday said the former leader has left the country.

“Those who are carrying that type of rumour or fake news; I leave them in the hands of God; I am used to that kind of thing, he said.

“Why should I travel out of the country before the election?

“In Yoruba land, if your head is hard, you don’t have to worry yourself.

“Let anybody tell lies against you, let anybody issue fake news against you, let anybody abuse you, God will deal with them rightly and appropriately.



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