BREAKING: Olusegun Obasanjo is alive; ignore rumors about his death post. – Akinyemi
A Facebook post says the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has passed away. The September 6, 2023, post reads: “BREAKING Décès de l’ancien président du Nigeria, OLUSHEGUN OBASANJO.”
Translated from French, this means: “BREAKING: The former president of Nigeria passes away. OLUSHEGUN OBASANJO.”
Obasanjo served as Nigeria’s military head of state from 1976 to 1979 and as its democratically elected president from 1999 to 2007.
But has the former president died? This online NewsReport checked.
ObasanjoDeath_False Aide debunks news No reliable media house in Nigeria has reported the death of the former president.
Obasanjo is an important public and historical figure, and his death would have made headlines both locally and internationally if it were true.
Legit.ng, a Nigerian news blog, reported that the former president’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, debunked the purported news.
He said, “He is outside the country! Tanzania or Kenya, as of this morning.
“This is not the first time that the former president has been falsely rumored to be dead. In 2023, as in 2010, the rumors of his death are false.