Nigeria’s ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo has described reports on social media that he has fled the country ahead of the Presidential election as Fake News.
The former president, who briefed reporters on Friday in Abeokuta said he would stay in Nigeria and vote according to his conscience.
Obasanjo reacted 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.”
“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,” he said in a report by Punch.