The Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo was not seen at his Polling Unit 22, Ward 11, Olusomi compound,Totoro, Abeokuta-North local government area of Ogun State to carry out his civic obligation by casting his vote at the polls on Saturday
It was the first time that the former military head of state would not exercise his franchise in an election since the nation’s return to democracy in 1999.
Recall Obasanjo had declared his support for the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi and voted in the February 25, 2023, presidential and National Assembly elections.
It was gathered, however, that the newsmen who trooped to the former president’s polling unit to capture him while casting his vote during the governorship and state House of Assembly elections on Saturday, were let down as he did not show up.
Meanwhile, Obasanjo’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, when contacted confirmed that his boss had traveled out of the country 10 days before the elections.
Akinyemi disclosed in a phone chat, that Obasanjo was billed to return a day before the elections, but he was yet to arrive.
He said, “Chief Obasanjo had traveled 10 days ago to India, US and UK. He was supposed to return back to the country Friday, March 17 but could not return.”