Following his survival of an auto crash on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, has assured Nigerians that he is hale and hearty, expressing profound gratitude to the general public for their calls, messages and concern.
The ex-president who is currently observing the presidential elections in Ivory Coast, narrating the incident, said the accident was caused by a burst tyre.
Chief Obasanjo said he was on his way to attend the 80th birthday celebrations of billionaire businessman Chief Kessington Adebutu in Lagos, when the incident happened.
A statement issued by his media aide, Vitalis Ortese, read: “The Office of His Excellency, former President Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR wishes to clarify that, H.E. President Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR is hale, hearty and away in Abidjan Cote Ivoire, where he is observing the Presidential Elections holding in that country.
“The office also wishes to confirm, that yesterday Saturday, October 24, 2015, H.E. former President Olusegun Obasanjo was indeed involved in an incident 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 Chief Kessington Adebutu in Tinubu Methodist Church Lagos.
“The vehicle, he was traveling in suffered a burst left tire at the rear and swerved several times but did not hit any curb or any car in front or behind until it did an 180-degree turn and faced where it was coming from, and he had to change vehicles.
“Former 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.”