“I have no quarrel with Gani Adams, but for his past way of life which was not in accord with my standards and principles. I have in the past, both in government and out of government, refused to grant Gani’s request to visit me.”
These were the words of the former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo while reacting to the rumour of bad blood between him and Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi,
Obasanjo made it clear that he happened to meet Gani Adams in the residence of the chieftain of the Pan Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, at his home in Lekki, Lagos yesterday, December 2, but that the meeting with the Aare Onakakanfo at the Afenifere chieftain’s residence was not on a reconciliatory mission.
The ex-President stressed that he had continued to refuse to grant Gani Adams’ request to visit him when he was president and after he left the office in 2007, saying however that it does not mean that he is quarreling with the Aare Onakakanfo.
“If at all anybody feels I have a quarrel with him or her that needs reconciliation, such reconciliation will, no doubt, take place in my residence in Abeokuta only.”