Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has denied media report that he asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.
A former Chief Press Secretary to Mr. Obasanjo, Alex Nwokedi, was quoted to have made the comment on behalf of the former President.
Obasanjo, in a statement on Sunday said there has been no communication between him and Mr. Nwokedi in the last three years.
Obasanjo said: “My belief is that democracy allowed for anybody including President Buhari for that matter to contest any election and it is the prerogative rights of Nigerians to vote or not to vote for them.”
He added: “I have not communicated with Alex in the last three years. So, how a story could be credited to me, when I did not authorize such or communicate with him in the last three years?”