Obasanjo disowns wife, declares her ‘an impostor’


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disowned his wife, Taiwo Obasanjo, barely 24 hours after she pleaded with all Yoruba worldwide to forgive him over his statement at Iseyin, Oyo state during Friday’s inauguration of projects executed by the state Governor, Seyi Makinde

Taiwo in a report titled, “Oyo Kings: A plea for forgiveness”, begged “for permanent and eternal forgiveness and pardon from all Yoruba sons and daughters worldwide, fathers and mothers, youths, teenagers and children, Christians, Muslims, traditional worshippers, all leaders in Yoruba land and the Council of Kings in Yoruba land.”

Reacting to the development, Obasanjo said Taiwo is neither his wife nor a member of Obasanjo’s family but rather an impostor despite having two children with him.

The former President, however, said he stood firmly, unapologetically and uncompromisingly on the position that a governor holds the highest office in the state and should therefore be given the due respect as enshrined in the constitution.

Chief Obasanjo said this in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, and made available to journalists.

He said only he could make any statement on behalf of the Obasanjo family or people delegated by him to do so.

The statement partly reads, “The attention of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has been drawn to a statement purported to be issued by a wife of the President with the photograph of one Ms. Taiwo Martins as the author of the statement. (Courtesy, excluding headline, The PUNCH)