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I Didn’t Seek Job Under Tinubu – Obasanjo Denies Meeting President At Alake’s Birthday

Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President of Nigeria, has refuted the claims that he met President Bola Tinubu in Abeokuta on Thursday.

A viral video surfaced on the social media where it was alleged that Obasanjo and Tinubu met at the 80th birthday of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo and promised to work for him if he offered him a job.

Reacting to the viral video on Saturday, Obasanjo described the video as fake, disjointed and sickening.

In a statement by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo condemned the video, saying the banter conversation took place between him and Tinubu when he played host to the former Lagos State governor in 2022, before the country’s 2023 general elections.

The statement quoted Obasanjo as saying that, “one, I have not seen Bola Tinubu since he visited me in my house in Abeokuta, when he was campaigning. Secondly, I was at the church and not the reception for Alake’s 80th birthday reception.”

The statement explained further that, “during Tinubu’s visit to his house last year, he met the former President playing his favorite traditional game (ayo) and he started the banter, jokingly telling the former President that, he was shocked to see him playing the Ayo game at that time of the day.

“Spontaneously, as he was getting up from his chair to welcome him and other accompanying visitors, Obasanjo responded: “when I don’t have job. If you are ready to give me job, I am ready to do it.”

This, Akinyemi said, was contrary to the meaning the viral video is putting out.

Akinyemi quoted Obasanjo as saying that, “I am not looking for work and I am not working with anyone as the fake news puts out. Those who are looking for people to work with Bola Tinubu should look outside Obasanjo.”


Assembly Poll: Adeleke Declares Friday Public Holiday

Gov Ademola Adeleke of Osun state has declared Friday, March 17th as public holiday.

A statement issued by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed on Thursday, stated that the holiday is to enable Osun State residents travel to their polling units to vote on Saturday for the State House of Assembly elections.

The State Governor further advised residents of the state to be peaceful and law abiding as they prepare for the elections.

This holiday is to enable Osun State residents travel to their polling units to vote on Saturday for the State House of Assembly elections.

“I call on Osun people to file out and exercise their civic rights. This election is very critical as you will be electing lawmakers who will be working with me. You must vote right”, the statement reads.

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Election: Osun Declares Friday Work-Free Day

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has declared Friday a work-free-day for residents of the state.
Adeleke gave the approval for the holiday on Wednesday.
A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Teslim Igbalaye, said the holiday would enable residents and indigenes to travel for Presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday.
The statement also said public servants were expected to utilise the opportunity to travel for the electoral process.
It further read in parts, “This is time for all citizens to exercise their voting rights. His Excellency again appeals to all residents to be law-abiding as they peacefully exercise their voting rights on Saturday and subsequent elections.”