Obasanjo’s Daughter, Iyabo Wrote The Open Letter To Her Father, Turns Down Withdrawal Request From Family

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December 19, 2013 – Iyabo Obasanjo Said She Wrote The Letter To Her Dad

Obasanjo’s Daughter, Iyabo Wrote The Open Letter To Her Father; Turns Down Family Request For Retraction

More details have emerged concerning a shocking open letter addressed to President Olusegun Obasanjo by her first daughter Senator Iyabo Obasanjo from the United States of America.

It turned out that Iyabo was the one who wrote the letter.

She gave several conflicting interviews due to retraction requests made by Obasanjo’s family to avoid embarrassment on the part of the late Head of States.

In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, Iyabo Obasanjo has come open to confirm the authenticity of the letter source.

This is how PM News reported it:

The first daughter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Iyabo, has refused entreaties by family members, friends and political leaders to withdraw her statement disparaging her father.

In her statement exclusively obtained by the Vanguard newspapers, Iyabo Obasanjo described her father as a liar, manipulator, megalomaniac, narcissistic, two-faced hypocrite determined to foist on President Goodluck Jonathan what no one would contemplate with him as president. She also ruled out further communication with her father till death.

In the 11-page open letter, Iyabo Obasanjo, a former senator of the Federal Republic, painted a very unwholesome intimate portrait of Nigeria’s leader, accusing him “of having an egoistic craving for power and living a life where only men of low esteem and intellect thrive.”

And to dismiss insinuations and other reports in the social media that she was not the author of the statement, Iyabo insisted yesterday that she did not tell anybody to deny the statement on her behalf.

“Nobody can say that I told him that I didn’t write it. I am not a liar. I will not back away from what I wrote and there is nothing that is there that is a lie,” Iyabo told the paper.

She disclosed that she decided to break away from her father after realising that he cannot change from his manipulative person she had known all along, adding that throughout last year she did not speak with her father. She started speaking with him recently.

“The last time I spoke to him was three days ago and I decided that I was not going to speak to him again after that. That was the communication through which I realised that this man would never change from manipulations for himself,” Iyabo told the paper.

P.M.NEWS gathered that Senator Iyabo Obasanjo, who is in the United States, refused various entreaties by friends and family members to deny the statement by refusing to carry her telephone calls yesterday.

In the damning statement, Iyabo accused her father of orchestrating a third term for himself as president, cruelty to family members, abandonment of children and grandchildren, and also, a legendary reputation of maltreatment of women, including the mother.

Iyabo also foreclosed further political engagements in Nigeria. She denied any political motive for her missive, and described Nigeria as a country where her father and his ilk have helped to create a situation where smart, capable people bend down to imbeciles to survive.

“For you to accuse someone else of what you so obviously practiced yourself tells of your narcissistic megalomaniac personality. Everyone around for even a few minutes knows that the only thing you respond to is praise and worship of you,” she wrote in reference to Obasanjo’s letter dated 2 December to President Goodluck Jonathan.

Iyabo was not the only child of Obasanjo that denounced him, Gbenga, the first son of Obasanjo, had sometime ago expressed his frustration in a 50-paragraph affidavit before a court in Lagos detailing how his father slept with his estranged wife, Mojisola. Gbenga was seeking to divorce his wife who he got married on 29 April, 2000.

In the 10th paragraph of the affidavit signed by Emankhu Addeh, of Addeh and Associates, legal practitioner for the petitioner, the petitioner averred “that he knows for a fact that the respondent, his wife, committed adultery with and had an intimate, sexual relationship with his own father, General Olusegun Obasanjo, due to her greed to curry favours and contracts from him in his capacity as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

He said Mojisola also got rewarded for her adulterous acts with several oil contracts with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, from his father, among which was the NNPC consultancy training in supply chain management and project management awarded to her company, Bowen and Brown.

In Bitter-Sweet, My Life With Obasanjo, Oluremi, the wife of Chief Obasanjo, emphasised the former President’s hatred for his family when she said: “he told me to wait for him. When he emerged, he was in shorts and a short sleeve shirt. He slapped me twice and ran after me as I fled down the stairs…Throughout his tenure as Head of State, Obasanjo also ensured that I was not given any allowance as his wife. What he gave with one hand, he retrieved with the other.

“It rained cats and dogs the day Obasanjo handed over to Shagari at the Race Course, Onikan, Lagos, October 1, 1979. He asked me to move to Abeokuta with him but I declined because of his extra-marital indiscipline.

“When he was being drawn out of the Army, I was in the same car with him. When we went for thanksgiving at Owu Baptist Church, Abeokuta, I was also in the same car. At the church, I sat with him on the front pew. During the reception I was in control of events and sat his mistresses with other guests as their importance demanded.

“I made Stella take one of the middle seats with her friend, Julie Coker. After the ceremony, I told my husband that I had risen to the top with him by the grace of God. Now, I was giving him a free rein to misbehave with his mistresses as I would not stay with him at Abeokuta. He begged me earnestly not to leave him alone. He said he had not finished his house at Victoria Island, Lagos, wondering where I would stay. I still kept my flat on Lawrence Road, Ikoyi.

“Obasanjo did not forgive me that I did not live with him in Abeokuta. He stopped taking care of the children, probably thinking I had a lot of money. He only sent N400 a month. Iyabo and Busola were at Queen’s College, Lagos; Segun was at King’s College. I was now torn between raising my children and running the farm. Sometime in 1981, Gbenga and Enitan were due to return to school at Corona after the long break.

“When the school fees were not forthcoming from their father, I went to the late Simbiat Abiola for assistance. She prayed that God would help. I later sold off my gold bangles to Alhaja Abdulraq, a jeweller, to raise the fees.

“My topsy-turvy relationship with Obasanjo continued. He would drive past Oduduwa Crescent without checking on his children, who were progressing in education. Iyabo, Busola and Segun were making excellent grades at school. I was struggling to make ends meet.”

Note: Iyabo Obasanjo who initially denied the letter has confirmed she’s the person who wrote it.

21 thoughts on “Obasanjo’s Daughter, Iyabo Wrote The Open Letter To Her Father, Turns Down Withdrawal Request From Family

  1. We military men usually have issues with our family so it’s not unusual.
    We often use the force we learnt during training to rule the family
    I’m a General myself and I know how tough it is to cope.
    Obasanjo pls bend the rule a bit to accomodate your family

  2. I think the lady is under a form of pressure to do what she did. President Jonathan must have sent a Yoruba person to confuse her with big money.
    I suspect Osoba

  3. I told you yesterday that these politicians are playing politics with Nigerians in order to distract them from the real issue pls Nigerians let’s focus on the issue at hand and ignore all these dem say

  4. No wonder some Ijaw people called you bastard yesterday
    Why did u insult the ijaws in your previous comment
    Iyabo Obasanjo is a b**ch.
    Your father hate you, your people hate you and you’re nothing but an outcast

  5. …and some of u have started pointing accusing finger on Jonathan without fact checking.
    May Allah save this gentle man call Jonathan for these scavengers calling themselves progressives.

  6. Big shame to those dat said Iyabo was nt d one dat wrote d letter. Now she has accepted dat she wrote d letter, let me see wat her crazyyy fan hav to say. Smh

  7. adeola ibronke u are more confused and fruastrated ur self for involving jonathan and inoccent osoba in this matter, how much can they pay u for u to sell ur family. The woman in not confused or in any kind of fraustration, she is still with her rite sences and she know wat she is saying. So remove president jonathan or osoba from this matter b4 the GOD of oduduwa will srick u dead

  8. One thing I know is that,GEJ will always come on top all his enemy,imagine,Iyabo wrote a letter,dey started accusing GEJ and Reuben Abati,when if nobody talk about u,den u are dead person,
    Pls make una leave jona alone o make him concentrate on nija problem.

  9. Why can’t Jonathan and cohorts respond directly to Baba’s letter instead of playing surrogacy behind Iyabo to do the mischievious and deceptively planned dirty work on behalf of Jonathan. The signs are clear now and Nigerians are waiting patiently to see how Goodluck Jonathan will survive the political tremor he has planted. The malicious propaganda machinery doing the dirty work for Jonathan cannot save him when Nigerians finally decides their destiny at the polls come 2015.

    • Pls Olu, hw does dis ur comment relate 2 d article above? D article said dat Iyabo acepted writing d letter n so on. Pls leave GEJ out of dis n focus n mending ur own home cos i kno u cannot rule dis Nation 4 even a week

  10. People need to get the fact that: “It’s only a bastard child will use left hand to point at his/her father’s house”. I’m not surprise by Iyabo’s behavior. Irrespective of what, your father is still your father. Whether or not she’s been paid to act as such is irrelevant. Must she wash her family dirty laundry publicly? Senseless fuck. With the level of education you attained, this is the best you could do for your father. Certainly, your children will paint you in like manner. You will reap whatever you sow. Your brother Gbenga did likewise, no wonder your dad turned his back on your mother with her children (owu iya ni omo gbon). How come Stela’s son is not acting weird like you people. I guess that’s why your dad loved her till death. People that are judging need to process things and reason well in their mind before running their mouth. No family is immune to problems. Your Dad’s letter is addressed to his counterpart not Iyabo. Obviously, you’re feeble-minded because, without your father you wouldn’t have reached your current stardom. What a shameless confused being.

  11. All dis fools pointing accuse fingers on Jonathan shame 2u all!!! Ahhhhh! I cry 4 this our nation Nigeria cuz we prentend to be one Nigeria while we are not!

  12. You’re a disgusting being. Many a time you have achieved and also got away with many unspeakable things with your father’s influence. Not even one time his praises come across your lips. (ti oju akata ba ni ewo, se enu adie lo ye kati gbo) (if a wolf has boils in its eyes, is it from chicken’s mouth its pronouncement will comes)? Kola Abiola praised his father in Ovation International Magazine “issue 58/59” of 2003 that: “My father means a lot to a lot of people. For me, I’m extremely proud of my father because unlike a lot of us, he’s given us the opportunity to be what we are today. You don’t get a father like that often.” That’s what is expected of an appreciative child towards his/her parents.

  13. Anybody asking God for children you better request for a merciful one. Because, not all children are being merciful towards their parent.

  14. OBJ not GEJ should respond to the open letter from Iyabo because her letter touches on a lot of issues that are of interest to Nigerians. Obj letter to GEJ is politically motivated while Iyabo letter a whole lot. Si it should not be treated as a family affair. Obj we are waitng for your response

  15. The trbalist till today still dont agree Iyabo wrote the letter. Even their attempt to rope it on My honourable president fail. Now one can easily see the handwork of God. What are planned in secret has been exposed to the public by no other person than the daughter of the evil man. See how God work. Obj touch not the annointed leave GEJ and PDP alone you have kiled enough of Nigerians

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