Obasanjo denies saying thoroughbred politician resides in Bourdillon

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied making the statement that a thoroughbred politician can only be found in Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Obasanjo denied making such a statement, noting that only the military trains personnel to be good managers of men and materials.

Kehinde Akinyemi, Special Assistant on Media to Obasanjo, made this known in a statement while reacting to a viral unverified WhatsApp message.

The viral message by a faceless group called “National Patriots”, claimed Obasanjo said, “If you are looking for a thoroughbred politician of masters class, visit Lagos Bourdillon.”

The former President said, “Only the military trains personnel to be good managers of men and materials.

“So, I cannot disparage my noble profession for politics that has no formal training. This is false and fake,” he said.

The alleged Obasanjo‘s WhatsApp message read: “I am not a politician, I am a decorated Soldier, an Army General.

“If you are looking for a thoroughbred politician of masters class, visit Lagos Bourdillon, there you’ll find one…

“Politics, however, has no permanent friends or enemies. If you remind me about what Bola said about me 4 years ago, have you reminded yourself about what I did to him and his Lagos government about 20 years ago?

“I almost crashed his government and State. No governor or government from 1999 to date could have survived what I did to Bola and Lagos. No One. He survived because he has the magic wand.

“I hope he gets the chance to wave the magic wand over Nigeria,” Obasanjo.

The statement from Obasanjo, however, commended Newsbreak. ng, for a fact check, thorough investigation of the report and its subsequent publication.



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