Obasanjo not dead, aide reacts to fake news video

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi,has reacted to claim in a viral video that the former Nigerian President is dead.

According to Dubawa, a WhatsApp video suggesting Obasanjo was dead went viral on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

WhatsApp video claims Obasanjo is dead
The fact-checking platform said the video was captioned in French – “DÉCÈS DE L’ANCIEN PRÉSIDENT DU NIGERIA OLUSHEGUN OBASANJO” translated as “DEATH OF FORMER PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA OLUSEGUN OBASANJO”.

However, the former president’s name was wrongly spelt as Olushegun in the caption.

The 12-second video with the tag of RIP, meaning rest in peace, was boldly written over the different Obasanjo’s images.

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