Former Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has debunked some publications in the media claiming that there was a reconciliation between himself and the Are Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams.
This was contained in a statement signed by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta, a copy which was made available to our correspondent.
He said it was true that he paid a personal visit to the residence of the Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos on Wednesday December 2,2020 and he met Gani Adams there.
Obasanjo, however said he had no quarrel with the Are Ona Kakanfo but for his past way of life which was not in consonance with his own standards and principles.
He noted that have in the past, both in government and out of government, he had refused to grant Gani Adams’ request to visit him.
He, however added that if at all anybody felt he had a quarrel with him that needed reconciliation, such reconciliation will, no doubt, take place in his residence in Abeokuta only.
The statement read in part, “It is true that I paid a personal visit to Chief Ayo Adebanjo at his residence in Lekki Phase 1 on December 2, 2020 and I met Gani Adams there.
“I have no quarrel with Gani Adams, but for his past way of life which was not in accord with my standards and principles. I have in the past, both in government and out of government, refused to grant Gani’s request to visit me.
“If at all anybody feels I have a quarrel with him or her that needs reconciliation, such reconciliation will, no doubt, take place in my residence in Abeokuta only.”