Garba Shehu who is the Official Spokesperson to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammed Buhari through his twitter handle has stressed the need to query ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo for his purported absence at the democracy day celebrated at the eagle’s square, Abuja, June 12, 2019.
He said the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, owes an answer to Nigerians on his absence from the 2019 Presidential inauguration and Democracy Day celebration.
Because the claim that he was not invited or he did not receive an invitation cannot be sustained.
The fact remains that the Sec. to the Government, Boss Mustapha wrote on May 16th, 2019 to:
“His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Agbe L’Oba House, Quarry Road, Ibara, (link: http://P.O.Box) P.O.Box 2286, Abeokuta, Ogun State.”
The invitation was sent to Chief Obasanjo’s known forwarding address above, detailing out all the major events, and the invitation cards were delivered by a reputable courier company as confirmed.
The receipt of the letter and invitation cards as delivered by the courier company was confirmed by Mr. Taiwo Ojo, the long standing Personal Secretary to the former President.
If, in the circumstance, Chief Obasanjo did not see or receive the letter and invitation cards as published by Vanguard newspaper (Page 16, June 16, 2019) and several other news platforms, then the former President needs to find out what is happening with his own secretariat.