Obasanjo was Nigeria’s president between 1999 and 2007.
But did Obasanjo endorse Obi with such high praise?
No, the former president said no such thing
The original post didn’t give details of where or when Obasanjo was meant to have made the comment.
However, another Facebook post said Obasanjo tweeted it on his official Twitter handle.
And there is a Twitter account operating under the name of the former president, with this quote tweeted on 15 June 2022.
The tweet has been reposted over 13,000 times and “liked” 60,000 times.
Except it’s an imposter account.
Africa Check contacted Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo’s spokesperson, who said the former president didn’t make the remark and doesn’t have a Twitter account.
“He does not have a Twitter account, so he couldn’t have made such a post,” Akinyemi said.
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