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I kissed, prostrated before Obasanjo during my last visit – Okupe

I kissed, prostrated before Obasanjo during my last visit – Okupe

Dr. Doyin Okupe

A former Senior Special Assistant to immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Dr. Doyin Okupe, says he kissed and prostrated before former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on his recent visit to Otta farm.

He disclosed this via a Facebook post on Friday.

Okupe, who once served under Obasanjo had claimed that their relationship turned sour after he started working for Jonathan’s second term.


Many will recall that during the build-up to the last presidential election, Obasanjo had openly criticised Jonathan.

Obasanjo had alleged that Jonathan had recruited a team of snipers and also said Jonathan was afraid that the then presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, would jail him if he won.

In response, Okupe had publicly condemned Obasanjo while defending Jonathan.

But speaking on his Sunday’s visit to Obasanjo, he said, “Last Sunday , in the company of some friends, I met with Baba Obasanjo principally to try and settle and resolve the misunderstanding that had existed between baba and I since I joined the Jonathan administration.



“Vintage baba, he descended on me heavily and vented his anger copiously. I prostrated and held his feet as a well trained Yoruba man and pleaded earnestly for his forgiveness, occasionally given short explanations for areas I considered my actions were misunderstood.

“Also typical of baba, ever willing to forgive a repentant son, we embraced; I even kissed him as a loving son.

“Politics sometimes is such a bad business, you hurt your friends and even benefactors, but all is well that ends well.


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