Jan 2nd, 2013 – Olusegun Obasanjo Reveals How He Escaped Death In Abeokuta House Fire
Ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo revealed how he escaped death in his Abeokuta mansion fire in a recent interview. www.naijagists.com
According to Vanguardngr report, the former head of state said he would have been dead now if the fire which burnt part of his mansion in Abeokuta last week occurred in the night.
Obasanjo stated this while thanking the executive members of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Lagos State, who paid him a solidarity visit in his Abeokuta home.
He recalled that the smoke which pervaded his room was enough to terminate a life.
Obasanjo had last week escaped death following the fire incident which razed the office of his private secretary which was near his bedroom.
Obasanjo said: “The fire incident which occurred in the office of my private secretary resulted in thick smoke which pervaded my bedroom. If it had happened at night, I would have been a dead person now.
“I want to thank all those who called me on phone both within and outside the country. Let us appreciate the mercy and kindness of God.
“There are many we started last year together but are no more today. We are not mocking them, but we have to extol God.
“In fact, that I am able to stand erect is God’s blessing, many of my age group cannot stand well. I am not mocking them, but I am thanking God. My hope and prayer is that this year 2013 will be a glorious year.”