Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called the paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona to say ‘I’m sorry’ over his choice of words in his letter to the Awujale to debunk allegations levelled against him in the monarch’s autobiography.
Without mincing words, Obasanjo had described the respected traditional ruler of being a peddler of falsehood and a rumourmonger in his letter dated December 30, 2016 and addressed to the monarch. This was in response to the unpleasant remarks about Obasanjo and his alleged use of Nuhu Ribadu’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to witch-hunt and extort Globacom Chairman, Dr Mike Adenuga during his tenure as President.
Saturday Sun however gathered that to douse the tension being generated by the negative publicity their face-off was getting, Obasanjo picked his phone to call the Awujale on Thursday January 5 to make peace with the Ijebu monarch.
A reliable source very close to Obasanjo who confirmed the telephone conversation between the two friends said “Baba Obasanjo pleaded with the Awujale not to allow the media come in between them.”
Ironically, Obasanjo made the call on the same day his letter to the monarch was published widely by some national newspapers. After pleading with the monarch to sheathe his sword, the former President then invited the monarch to honour him with his presence at the commissioning of a new mosque built within the premises of his Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital on February 11.
Sun, January 14, 2017
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