Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed some highlights of what he told the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu during his recent visit to Abeokuta.
Obasanjo said he told Tinubu on Wednesday during the visit that he had added some new vocabulary to the Yoruba political dictionary.
Continuing, the former President who spoke in Yoruba language during the interaction where he made the revelation added that he told Tinubu the new vocabulary will be put into use though he doesn’t know if it has a good or bad meaning.
According to Obasanjo, Tinubu also burst into laughter when he made his submissions.
Some of the new vocabulary quoted by Obasanjo in the video were; “Èmi Lọ Kàn, Eléyìí, Olule” — meaning “I’m the next, This One, and to fall badly”.
In his words, “Yesterday, when I received a visitor, I said visitor you have introduced new vocabularies into the Yoruba political dictionary.
“Èmi Lọ Kàn, Eléyìí, Olule, he laughed and I said I don’t know If these new vocabularies are good or not good, but they are new and we will continue to use them.”
Naija News recalls Tinubu famously said those words on June 2, 2022, during a visit to Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital when he claimed without him, the likes of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Dapo Abiodun wouldn’t have clinched political power.
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Tinubu Sends Message To Obasanjo After Visit
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has sent a note of appreciation to former President Olusegun Obasanjo after Wednesday’s visit.
Tinubu in the short statement on Wednesday evening also appreciated the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun as well as the entire people of the state for a warm welcome.
Naija News recalls earlier on Wednesday, Tinubu met with Obasanjo at his Abeokuta residence as part of his consultations ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
After the visit, Tinubu took to his Twitter account where he shared a note of appreciation as well as pictures from the meeting.
He wrote: “My gratitude to former President Obasanjo, Governor Dapo Abiodun and the great people of Ogun State for the fantastic welcome.
This article was originally published on Naija News