Ex- President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted angrily to reports claiming he had an underground meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, at his Ota farm in Ogun state, threatening court action against peddlers of the rumour including African Independent Television (AIT).
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Obasanjo, who was riled by the reports in a statement through his Special Assistant (Media), Kehinde Akinyemi, on Thursday, expressed disappointment at AIT for allegedly disseminating information it sourced from fake Twitter Account without first verifying it.
“It is a fact that severally(sic), the former President has dissociated himself from owning any social media account. Therefore, it is highly disappointing that such sensitive Twitter post would be allowed to go on air without verification by the African Independent Television (AIT).
“There was no meeting with the Vice President anywhere. I was at the Airport and was informed that he was around in the Lounge and out of courtesy; I felt I should go and greet him. We met, greeted and exchanged pleasantries and I left. That was all.
“The station should have been very professional and not causing confusion and heating up the polity. That I am not operating any social media account should not be strange to a station like AIT, and for that embarrassment, the Vice President and I deserve an apology.”
It would be recalled that the former President had openly endorsed his erstwhile deputy, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.