I don’t have any Facebook or Twitter Account – Obasanjo cautions imposter using his name to operate illegal accounts


A social media twitter account, @newsvergeonline had yesterday, posted a tweet, claiming that the former President had described the Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party, Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO, Femi Fani-Kayode, as a “democracy wrecker.”

Checks revealed that the tweet account with name, Olusegun A. Obasanjo posted the story with caption: “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.”

While reacting to the information, Obasanjo on Monday dismissed the account, declaring that all his previous accounts on either Facebook or Twitter had long been blocked.

After being contacted at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta to comment on the Twitter account, Obasanjo who was busy playing a traditional game called ‘Ayo’ with a friend said: “I don’t know where this came from. I don’t have any account on either the Facebook or Twitter again, go and block it,” Obasanjo instructed.

The former president however used the opportunity to caution those using his name to operate illegal social media accounts, warning that, “the security agencies have been placed on alert to fish out the perpetrators.

“Let me say that, nemesis will catch up with anyone doing this. 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,” he said.

But looks like the Twitter account @SegunObasanjo doesn’t exist anymore as it returned a message that read: “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”


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