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Thursday, 3 January 2013
How Obasanjo miraculously escaped the hilltop mansion fire
Even though he initially joked about the inferno that burnt a part of his Hilltop Mansion in Abeokuta a few days back, Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday (yesterday) admitted that he only “miraculousy escaped the fire.”
The Former President while speaking with the executive members of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party who visited him in Abeokuta said the smoke from the fire, which enveloped his bedroom, was enough to kill any living being.
“The fire, 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. I thank God for sparing my life to witness the New Year”
“I want to thank you all who called me on the telephone, both within and outside the country. Let us appreciate the mercy and kindness of God. There were many of us who started last year, but are no more today. We are not mocking them but extolling God. In fact, that I am able to stand erect is God’s blessings. Many in my age group cannot stand well anymore. I am not mocking them, but I am thanking God. My hope and prayer are that this year will be a glorious year.” He concluded.
“Thank God, the fire was curtailed. Whether small or big, we don’t pray for such incident to happen again. In everything, we have to give thanks to God.” the Chairman of the Lagos State PDP, Tunji Shelle responded.