The All Progressive Congress (APC) in the United Kingdom has shared a video of former President Olusegun Obasanjo hurriedly leaving Nigeria.
Obasanjo had earlier dismissed social media reports that he had fled Nigeria ahead of the presidential election, which was won by President Muhammadu Buhari, whom the former president campaigned against.
Obasanjo spoke with newsmen at his Presidential Library, Abeokuta, describing the social media post as “fake news.”
The former president was reacting to a Facebook post of one Gbenga Lawal who posted: “Breaking: Obasanjo jets out of Nigeria. He can’t even wait for the thief he is imposing on Nigerians.”
In his reaction, Obasanjo said “Why should I travel out of the country before the election?
“If not for anything, I believe I should be here to perform my civic responsibility, which is to vote according to the dictate of my heart tomorrow and on the second of March.
“Those who are carrying that type of rumour or fake news; I leave them in the hands of God; I am used to that kind of thing.
“In Yoruba land, if your head is hard, you don’t have to worry yourself.
“Let anybody tell lies against you, let anybody issue fake news against you, let anybody abuse you, God will deal with them rightly and appropriately.”
Reacting, the APC mocked the former president for allegedly leaving the country after President Buhari was declared winner of the poll.
The U.K APC tweet: “[BREAKING] Former President Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo hurriedly jets out of Nigeria through @FAAN_Official MMIA upon APC win! #NextLevelConfirmed”
— APC United Kingdom (@APCUKingdom) February 28, 2019