There were rumors that Obasanjo’s son Gbenga was aboard the ill-fated Associated airlines flight which crashed yesterday.
Obasanjo, clad in a white flowing agbada with blue cap, was a guest at a leadership training programme held at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, when he received a call during a photo session with attendees of the programme.
Vanguard correspondent, who was at the event observed that the former president received many calls during the session while the expression on his face showed that something was wrong.
Obasanjo was seen shivering and shaking shortly after he received the rumoured news, but comported himself and gently left the venue.
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During the conversation with one of his callers, Obasanjo loudly said; “which Gbenga? But, he is in Abuja”.
Holding the hands of his friend, Prof. Akin Mabogunje, they went straight into a room within the Library complex where they spent almost one hour.
Vanguard learnt that Obasanjo was relieved after speaking with Gbenga.