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IYABO Obasanjo’s bombshell: ‘I STAND BY MY LETTER’ •Letter genuine —Vanguard Editor | News Express

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IYABOSenator Iyabo Obasanjo, daughter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is standing by her earth-shaking letter published this morning in Vanguard newspaper and reproduced by News Express as well as some other media.

“We have contrary information. We have spoken with her several times today and she’s standing by her letter. We have her on record, so it’s not a problem,” Vanguard Editor Mideno Bayagbon said when News Express called minutes ago to get his reaction to the news making the rounds that Iyabo has disowned the letter.

Asked what he made of the radio programme in which Iyabo reportedly denied writing the letter, the Vanguard Editor said: “I did not watch or listen to it, so I do not know who appeared on the programme.”

Bayagbon disclosed that that Vanguard has more on the issue, saying: “We are doing an update tomorrow.”

It would be recalled that in the 11-page explosive letter dated December 16, 2013, Senator Iyabo described retired Gen. Obasanjo as a liar, manipulator, and two-faced hypocrite determined to foist on President Goodluck Jonathan what no one would contemplate with him as president.

Senator Iyabo Obasanjo further accused her father of having an egoistic craving for power and living a life where only men of low esteem and intellect thrive.

She berated Obasanjo for 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.

Iyabo told him pointblank that he does not own Nigeria and should stop deceiving himslef.

From the tone of the letter, it is obvious that Iyabo, first child of the former president, strongly believes that her father ought to be in jail on account of his numerous atrocities. She started the letter titled, Open Letter to my Father with a 4th century Chinese proverb by Mencius which states: “The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.”

Iyabo wrote in the introductory part of the letter: “It brings me no joy to have to write this but since you started this trend of open letters I thought I would follow suit since you don’t listen to anyone anyway. The only way to reach you may be to make the public aware of some things. As a child well brought up by my long-suffering mother in Yoruba tradition, I have been reluctant to tell the truth about you but as it seems you still continue to delude yourself about the kind of person you are and I think for posterity’s sake it is time to set the records straight.”

The former senator denied any political motive for her letter. As she wrote, “This letter is not in support of President Jonathan or APC or any other group or person, but an outpouring from my soul to God. I don’t blame you for the many atrocities you have been able to get away with, Nigerians were your enablers every step of the way. People ultimately get leaders that reflect them.”

The former senator, who was provoked into writing the letter by Obasanjo’s recent 18-page letter to President Jonathan, has ruled out further communication with her father till death.

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19 Comments for “IYABO Obasanjo’s bombshell: ‘I STAND BY MY LETTER’ •Letter genuine —Vanguard Editor | News Express”

  1. If it is true dat Obj cannot put his house in order hw possible is it 2 av imposed a befitting president on d country? Only divine intervention can save Nigeria n Nigerians.

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  3. I think senator Iyabo wrote her letter out of anger and would one day reverse her words. It’s just a father and daughter misunderstanding.

  4. anonymous

    Iyabo has not really shows a typical yoruba child. No matter wot u don’t have d gut of open wide mouth against in public even wen he does tins dat pained you. Baba eni, ni baba eni

  5. Gasikia Kanuri

    Someone slept with his son’s daughter desecrating the highest office in the land and now this. what a country and people. may God help you all. meanwhile fake pastors and Imams are doing their own. all is GEJ’s fault abi.

  6. Anu

    There’s a curse on this Iyabo Obasanjo, she’s not fit to be called a Ex Senator.

    • OdionOdion

      Methinks the last time Iyabo met OBJ,OBJ forcefully raped her,so anybody blaming Iyabo should first ask OBJ why he keeps disgracing himself and the Yoruba race.Nobody should blame Iyabo because her soul is bitter about the evil conduct of the father

  7. Anonymous

    Apart from Vanguard is any Newspaper avn something similar as headlines?

  8. D. Mike

    Iyabo you are a bastered, do you ever thought you could have been a commissioner let alone a senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria. You a failure, at this point of your age you are still bearing your father’s name instead of you being haply married, shame on you !!!!!!!!!

  9. Anonymous

    A disorganised home. Nigerians can now see who their leaders are. Open your eyes, this cabal is peopled by men of dishonour. Come 2015 Inec and DSS should check the history, family background of intending political office holders. See obama with explicit example. Something is wrong with Nigeria. Either a governor was once mentally derailed as in kogi state, or the wife of a governor runs amok as in Enugu or the presidency suffers hallucination. Whilst officers and men of the forces are subjected to thorough scientific screening before leaving the shore of this nation to represent Nigeria in peace keeping assignments, an ordinary venereal disease is enough to deprive one of that noble experience. Any trace history of aggressive behaviour is a lacuna also. This are the simple reason /reasons amongst others that make us excel in foreign assignments. We as Nigerians own it a point of duty to thoroughly do background investigations on intending political office holders. This is the only way we can have square pegs in round holes. This is while the national assemly have refused to approve for practise private investigations in Nigeria. We have amongst us well trained forensic investigators certified by the United Nations but cannot practise in this country. Trainings from high class Institute for peace keeping, stockhom, sweden. We shall in this forum / for a begin to enlighten ourselves on the need assessment.God bles Nigeria. Umaru Yahuza.

  10. Bayo Omolola

    Nigerians are too gullible. Iyabo Obasanjo is more sensible than what the purported has sent out to the public. There is no reason any one that can read between the lines should believe the ghost-writer. It is to shift the attention of the public with the message in the letter Olusegun Obasanjo wrote to Goodluck Jonathan, the man to whom he willingly handed over the batton of power.

    One would have expected Olusegun Obasanjo to have had a tete-a-tete discussion with Jonathan instead of releasing his controversial concerns to the public, but because Nigerians deserve to know what is happening in their country, Obasanjo has done very well by making the public aware of his position and concerns. Now that 419 people seems to have waded in, can’t Nigerians read between the lines?

    Even if Iyabo Obasanjo has written such a letter, still Nigerians should read between the lines. Will a child with a proper home training have acted that way? Definitely, Iyabo would not want to be labelled as the opposite of “well behaved child.”

    My point is that the letter is the handwork of deceitful people who derive joy in misleading Nigeria. I hope in the end, Iyabo will not prove me wrong that she is not a good a child.

  11. Bayo Omolola

    Nigerians are too gullible. Iyabo Obasanjo is more sensible than anyone with the purported letter has sent out to the public. There is no reason for any one who can read between the lines to believe the claim of a ghost-writer. It is to shift the attention of the public from the message in the letter which Olusegun Obasanjo wrote to Goodluck Jonathan, the man to whom Obasanjo willingly handed over the batton of power.

    It is true that one would have expected Olusegun Obasanjo to have had a tete-a-tete discussion with Jonathan instead of releasing his controversial concerns to the public, but because Nigerians deserve to know what is happening in their country, Obasanjo has done very well by making the public his position and concerns.

    Now that 419 people seems to have waded in, can’t Nigerians read between the lines? Even if Iyabo Obasanjo has written such a letter, still Nigerians should read between the lines. Will a child with a proper home training have acted that way? Definitely, Iyabo would not want to be labelled as the opposite of a “well-behaved child.”

    My point is that the letter seems to be the handwork of deceitful people who derive joy in misleading Nigeria. I hope in the end, Iyabo will not prove me wrong.

  12. Peters

    Whether iyabo is Obasanjo’s father or mother doesn’t matter, Obasanjo is above 18yrs, he is aware of the implication of his letter, he has communicated, let the person accused defend himself. Iyabo may be a senator on Obasanjo’s ticket, but not his media aid, she is only afraid that with this letter from her father, Jonathan will not give her the seat again.

  13. Jesus

    all man for him self…..dont believe what you see and read ask yourself is it true or just playing on your inteligents?

  14. Otitoloju

    If Iyabo has no good home training, then whose fault is that? Everything still bounces back on Obasanjo as an irresponsible father. If he had trained his daughter well, this would not be happening. The Bible as confusing as it is even advised that you should teach your children so that he/she would give you rest.

    Iyabo has no fault here. Everything is the fault of the most irresponsible man in the Nigerian leadership history. Pls, leave Iyabo alone and blame a father that failed woefully in his duties. Simplicita.

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