Posted by News Express | 26 October 2015 | 3,425 times
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday broke his silence on Saturday’s car accident from which he escaped unhurt. A statement from the office of the erstwhile Nigerian leader in signed by Vitalis Ortese gave details of the accident, including how the car “swerved several times” following “a burst left tire at the rear.”
The statement said:
“The Office of His Excellency, President Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR wishes to clarify that, H.E. President Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR is hale, hearty and away in Abidjan Cote Ivoire, where he is observing the Presidential Elections holding in that country.
“The office also wishes to confirm, that yesterday Saturday, October 24, 2015, H.E. President Olusegun Obasanjo was indeed involved in an incident on the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway, after Sagamu roundabout, while he was on his way to join in the celebrations of the 80th birthday anniversary of Chief Kessington Adebutu in Tinubu Methodist Church Lagos.
“The vehicle, he was traveling in suffered a burst left tire at the rear and swerved several times but did not hit any curb or any car in front or behind until it did an 180-degree turn and faced where it was coming from, and he had to change vehicles.
“President Olusegun Obasanjo wishes to convey his deep appreciation to all those, who by way of calls, personal messages and prayers, and indeed members of the general public, who have shown overwhelming concern about his welfare.”
•Photo shows Chief Obasanjo.
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