Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has recounted how his vehicle had a burst tyre along the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway on Saturday.
In a release by his assistant, Vitalis Ortese, Obasanjo said it was true he had an accident on his way to the Murtala Muhammed airport to board a flight to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, where he was observing the Presidential election, which started on Sunday.
The statement reads in part: “He 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 travelling in suffered a burst left tyre at the rear and swerved several times but did not hit any carb or any car in front or behind until it did a 180 degree turn and faced where it was coming from and he had to change vehicles.
“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.”
The incident occurred few hours after attending a memorial service to mark the 10th year death of his late wife and First Lady, Chief Stella Obasanjo.
The memorial service, held at the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, OOPL, Abeokuta, drew attendance across the length and breath of the country.