Letter from Iyabo: Obasanjo to VANGUARD: ‘You’re bloody idiots’

Letter from Iyabo: Obasanjo to VANGUARD: ‘You’re bloody idiots’

By Vanguard on December 19, 2013
Obasanjo, Former President, Nigeria, Buhari
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

With echoes of the open letter to former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo from his daughter, Iyabo, reverberating nationwide, the daughter yesterday gave reasons she gave up on her father ever changing.

Senator Iyabo Obasanjo spoke against the background of mixed reactions from Yoruba elders and politicians on the import of the letter which she said was the last communication with her father.


The former president himself was furious when approached by Vanguard, yesterday, as he hurled invectives at the newspaper. The exchange between Vanguard and the former president ran thus:

Vanguard: Sir, we tried reaching you all through yesterday, to no avail, over the letter written by your daughter, Iyabo, to you.
Chief Obasanjo: You are a bloody idiot, you have published the paper and you are now looking for me, you are an idiot, don’t call me again. When Iyabo finishes you in court…. (hangs up).

Senator Obasanjo nevertheless flayed the orchestrated attempt in the social media by a network of associates of her father to separate her from the letter.

Aremo Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun State, who was cited in the letter, confirmed the meeting between him and Iyabo in Massachusetts, United States but distanced himself from the plot allegedly cited by her father to empower her with the ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC for the next round of elections.

Besides, Aremo Osoba, several prominent Yoruba elders spoke on the development among whom were Afenifere leader, Chief Rueben Fasoranti, Afenifere bigwig, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, Chief Ebenezer Babatope and Hon. Femi Kehinde, a former member of the House of Representatives.

Senator Iyabo Obasanjo had written an open letter to her father accusing him of being a liar, manipulator, wife-basher and hypocrite who was desperate for a third term despite his denials to the contrary.


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  1. What is the problem with this newspaper house, why are they coursing confusion, iyabo obasanjo has already denied ever written such a letter to his father so why still going out coursing confusion I guess u guys are real idiot. Cos it was u people that published the news that iyabo denied written such letter to his father, so what are u guys trying dig out.

  2. It’s tragic how media houses are showing concern to Iyabo’s letter, Iyabo is sick in the head for her to public and insult her father that’s unfortunate. If I were her father, I would disown her for instability. For you media houses better learn from your stupidity, Iyabo denied written such a letter, better stay out.

  3. If it is true Iyabo wrote the letter to her own father, then she’s no1 bastard of OBJ. Her father’s letter to Jonathan is for d betterment of our country, so why would she come up wt a letter exposing their family affairs to tackle her father? I want to believe she didn’t write dis letter anyway!

  4. Am disturbed about how media houses creat confusion, now who is saying the truth who wrote the letter then, senater iyabo being a yoruba woman is not senseless to insult her dad so media houses like yours should investigate reports before publishing news we your readers are not fools

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