I have no Facebook, Twitter accounts — Obasanjo

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo at the ongoing Ake Arts and Books Festival in Abeokuta on Friday... Photo: Courtesy Victor Ehikhamenor

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday said social media accounts bearing his name are not his as he is not on any social media platform.

Mr. Obasanjo, while speaking with journalists at his Hilltop Private residence in Abeokuta, reacted to a twitter account, @newsvergeonline linked to his name.

@newsvergeonline had claimed that the former President described the Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, as a “democracy wrecker.”

“Fani-Kayode is a democracy wrecker, who’s very fluent in stupidity. Give him food, and he will sing and do “shoki” dance for you,” the tweet read.

Mr. Obasanjo described the social media account as fake being operated by fraudsters.

“I don’t know where this came from. I don’t have any account on either Facebook or Twitter,” Mr. Obasanjo said.

The former President warned those using his name to operate illegal social media accounts to desist, saying he has alerted security agencies to fish out perpetrators.

“Let me say that nemesis will catch up with anyone doing this,” Mr. Obasanjo said. “It is illegal and criminal. If I have to pass any message to the good people of Nigeria, I know how to go about it with no controversy.”


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  • the truth

    A party that deals on propaganda,smear,violence,bribing the media,lies and deceit will surely fail.a party that lies openly on their website that their candidate was in london and did an interview with arise africa,only for us to find out that their candidate carried that interview in abuja,a party that told nigerians that they have their information from a gossip column but ran to the press without authenticating the story.tell me a lying fellow and I would show u lie lie Mohammed

    • Okey

      Any party that can transplant NICON Nigeria conference room for on-the-spot personality interview in London can do anything. I only pitty my generationwho have become so robotized to the extent of losing their common sense.