Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday, stated that although he was involved in an accident, he survived unhurt.
Mr. Obasanjo said he was in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire for an official assignment contrary to speculations that he was flown abroad for medical attention after the accident.
According to a statement signed by his assistant, Vitalis Ortese, Mr. Obasanjo was “indeed involved in an accident 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 Kessington Adebutu in Tinubu Methodist Church Lagos.
“The vehicle, he was travelling in suffered a burst left tyre at the rear and swerved several times but did not hit any curb or any car in front or behind until it did a 180 degree turn and faced where it was coming from and he had to change vehicles.”
The statement added further that Obasanjo was in high spirit in the West African country until he started receiving calls from family members, friends and associates expressing concern about his welfare.
“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,” the statement said.
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