Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has already bounced back from the auto accident he was involved in yesterday and is currently enroute Ivory Coast to observe the West African nation’s presidential elections.
Obasanjo, who was involved in an auto crash on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway after a memorial programmed held in honour of his late wife Stella, is said to boarded a plane to Abidjan after attending the 80th birthday church service of lottery company billionaire, Kessington Adebutu, despite the accident.
A statement by his media aide, Vitalis Ortese, read: “The Office of His Excellency, former 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. former 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.
“Former 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.”