Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has run the COVID-19 test and the result came negative
Obasanjo was tested last Friday following of following a surge in the number of visitors he received at his Abeokuta Residence.
He submitted himself for the test to ascertain his COVID-19 status.
The test was administered at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Pent House residence, Okemosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital by Dr Olukunle Oluwasemowo of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory 54gene, Lagos.
The result was communicated to him a little over 24 hours after.
Meanwhile,the former President has been lashed out at for releasing a condolence letter considered to be mockery of late Sen. Buruji Kashamu who passed away yesterday.
In an unverified letter sighted by theparrot.ng, the former President was quoted to have said that the deceased evaded justice but could not escaped death.
The letter titled, ‘Letter of condolence,’ addressed to Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, reads: The departed have lessons for those of us on this side of the veil.
“Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu) in his lifetime used the manoeuvre of law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
“But no legal, political, cultural, social or even medical manoeuver could stop the cold hand of death when the creator of all of us decides that the time is up,” the former military head of state said, while praying that Allah forgive Kashamu’s sins.
One of those who called out Obasanjo was the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.
He said in a series of Tweets: “I commiserate with the family of Senator Buruji Kashamu for this irreparable loss and pray for the repose of his soul. The Almighty God will console those he left behind.
“I also condemn the statement made by former President Obasanjo on his (Kashamu) death.
“It is regrettable that Obasanjo could say what he said about Buruji Kashamu after his death and when he can no longer question him. Why didn’t he say that when Kashamu was alive?
“Can Obasanjo say in good conscience that he did not at some point collaborated with Kashamu and most of the things he (Kashamu) did politically were not with his collaboration?
“Nigerians will watch out for Obasanjo’s own end. He should stop forming saint because he is not. He should also remember that his own end will come too and nobody knows how the end will be”.