Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied reports that he held a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in Ota, Ogun State.
Reports and photos had circulated during the week of a meeting between Obasanjo, Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi.
However, in a statement on Friday by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, the former president described the reports as false.
The statement read: “It is a fact that severally, 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).”
Obasanjo also urged the media to refrain from creating confusion and heating up the polity
“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,” the former president said.