Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he rejected the request of Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams to visit him both in and outside government.
It was gathered that Obasanjo and Adams fell out in 2005.
The O’dua Peoples Congress (OPC) which Adams coordinated was blamed for widespread violence in Lagos at the time.Adams was eventually arrested by the police while OPC was outlawed.
Reacting to reports that he reconciled and settled the 15-year-old rift with Adams in Lagos, Obasanjo said he bore no grudge against the OPC leader.
The duo were reported to have met at the residence of Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo.
However, a statement issued on behalf of Obasanjo by Kehinde Akinyemi, his media aide, said the visit to Adebanjo was not for reconciliation.
“It is true that I paid a personal visit to Chief Ayo Adebanjo at his residence in Lekki Phase 1 on December 2, 2020 and I met Gani Adams there.
“I have no quarrel with Gani Adams, but for his past way of life which was not in accord with my standards and principles. I have in the past, both in government and out of government, refused to grant Gani’s request to visit me.
“If at all anybody feels I have a quarrel with him or her that needs reconciliation, such reconciliation will, no doubt, take place in my residence in Abeokuta only,” Obasanjo said.