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I’m not on social media, says Obasanjo


FORMER President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday in Abeokuta has said he does not have any official account on any social media network.

Obsasnjo was reacting to a twitter account, @newsvergeonline, which posted a tweet on Sunday, claiming that Obasanjo had described the Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, as a “democracy wrecker.”

He said the fake tweet account with his name, Olusegun A. Obasanjo posted the story with the caption, “Fani-Kayode is a democracy wrecker, who’s very fluent in stupidity. Give him food, and he will sing and do “shoki” dance for you.”

Dismissing the twitter account, he explained that all his previous accounts on either Facebook or Twitter had long been blocked.

Obasanjo said, “I don’t know where this comes from. I don’t have any account on either the Facebook or Twitter again. Go and block it.”

Obasanjo, used the opportunity to caution those using his name to operate illegal social media accounts, adding that the security agencies had been placed on alert to fish out the perpetrators.

He said, “Let me say that, nemesis will catch up with anyone doing this. It is illegal and criminal. If I have to pass any message to the good people of Nigeria, I know how to go about it with no controversy.”


As at the time of filing this report, the person or those behind it had posted about 20 messages, at a time Obasanjo was playing the traditional “Ayo” with his friends at his Abeokuta Hilltop residence.


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