Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria, has denied making plans to sabotage the elections in 2023.
Reports making rounds claimed that he allegedly wrote to the United Kingdom urging them to postpone the elections and let Nigerians decide the outcome.
According to reports, Obasanjo warned the UK authorities against interfering and added that things would not go as usual.
The former head of state remembered that in 2002, the British government wanted to have him removed.
He allegedly claimed that although the European country had intended to install a Fulani man they could control, he had defeated them.
Obasanjo allegedly informed the UK that the Fulani man they hired is to blame for Nigeria’s problems.
His media assistant’s statement on Thursday evening refuted the alleged letter.
“The trending story on the alleged scheme by the former President to influence the electoral body in the Presidential election of February 25 is wholly false,” he said.
The spokesperson continued, “There has been no other public or private letter written to anybody,” aside from the letters to youths on January 1 and Prof. Toyin Falola on his 70th birthday.
He added that the reading public is reminded that only a statement properly signed by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo or by his media assistant, Kehinde Akinyemi, are to be allowed into the media space.
The statement continued, “If necessary, necessary checks can be made to confirm the authenticity of such documents prior to publication to avoid any embarrassment.”
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