Presidential election: ”Report that I have fled Nigeria is Fake News” – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described reports on social media that he has fled Nigeria ahead of tomorrow February 16th Presidential election, as Fake News.

Reports have been rife on social media that the former president who is opposed to the re-election of President Buhari, has fled the country.

Speaking to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun state earlier today, the former president said he would stay in Nigeria and vote according to his conscience.

“Why should I travel out of the country before the election? 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. 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. 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,” he said