Obasanjo: How I survived car crash in Sagamu
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday recounted how his vehicle had a burst tyre along the Ibadan-Lagos expressway and thanked Nigerians for their show of concern about his welfare.
Obasanjo declared that he was hale and hearty and presently in Abidjan, Ivory Coast observing the presidential election, which started on Sunday.
The former president in a release signed by his assistant, Vitalis Ortese said 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 traveling in suffered a burst left tyre at the rear and swerved several times but did not hit any curb 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.”
It was gathered that Obasanjo left for the French speaking West African country after attending Adebutu’s programme and was in high spirit preparing for the elections, until he started receiving calls from family members, friends and associates expressing concern about his welfare.
“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 statement said.
The incident occurred few hours after attending a memorial service to mark the 10th year death of his late wife and First Lady, Chief (Mrs) Stella Obasanjo.
The memorial service was held at the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta.
It was attended by Abebe family, where the late wife hailed from, friends and associates from across the country.