Ekiti Poll: I Did Not Congratulate Fayemi; My Letter-Head Paper, Signature Were Forged – OBJ

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Former President Olusegun OBASANJO.

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has debunked rumour being circulated in the media that he congratulated the Ekiti State Governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, on his victory in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Obasanjo also added that his signature and letter-head paper were forged, saying that Nigerians should ignore the information.

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The former president was said to have written Fayemi, saying: “Indeed, your success at the polls after a hard fought campaign is proof that the people of Ekiti State value your leadership and appreciate the efforts you have made thus far on their behalf,” Mr Obasanjo said in the letter dated July 15. “I salute you and all those who worked for your re-election.”

“You will agree with me, no doubt, that the outcome of the election broadly reflects the choice of your people, who have, by their conduct, visibly demonstrated that they cherish you and will do their utmost to make you succeed.

“I urge you, therefore, to reciprocate their trust by doing everything you can to strengthen their faith in democracy and in its ability to bring about improved material conditions and better service delivery to them”.

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