It has been revealed that former President Olusegun Igbochukwu Obasanjo is an Igbo man.
According to findings, Obasanjo was fathered by Igwe Okwudili Onyejekwe, the Obi of Onitsha Ado N’Idu from 1962-1970, who happened to be a colonial era police officer. Police Officer Onyejekwe served at Owu, Obasanjo’s home town in the 1930s around the period OBJ was born.
He was said to have had a fruitful relationship with an owu lady who happens to be OBJ’s mother, Ashabi.
THIS EXPLAINS WHY OBASANJO IS DISTRAUGHT WITH THE IGBO-SPEAKING PEOPLE OF BIAFRA BECAUSE HE IS A REJECTED OUT-OF-WEDLOCK CHILD according to the COC of IPOB.
It was believed that Onyejekwe actually issued a recommendation that facilitated Obasanjo’s enlistment into the Nigerian Army in 1958 in a book titled “Olusegun Obasanjo in The Eyes of Time – A Biography of the African Statesman”. – Nations & Leadership.
The former Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Okwudili Onyejekwe the father of former President Olusegun Obasanjo? The pictures of the two statesmen show a striking resemblance, but that is no DNA proof. This puzzle has remained for several years, with the former president keeping sealed lips. At a book launch in Lagos, Obasanjo said he is not an Igbo man and that the former royal father who has been mentioned in some quarters as his father, is really unknown to him. Obasanjo spoke during the presentation of a book on him titled “Baba’s Story: Nigeria is 50.” The book is written by a Ghanian, Abyna-Ansaa Adjei.
Three years ago, The Nation had published the picture of the former Obi of Onitsha who some people claimed was Obasanjo’s father. It was alleged that the Obi, who died in 1970, was an Igbo police officer who lived in Abeokuta around 1930s, the period the former President was born. He was alleged to have had a fruitful affair with an Owu woman. He later became the Obi of Onitsha, but as a prince, was prevented by the dictates of tradition, from marrying a woman alien to the custom of Onitsha people. Obi Onyejekwe, described by those who knew him as a tough, domineering and a quarrelsome leader, had ruled Onitsha from 1962 to 1970. Palace sources remember him for his mood swings and strength of character.
Obasanjo however denied this and rejects every news about his origin. The IPOB acuses OBJ of denying the truth because of his hatred form the igbos. this was as a result of his father abandoning him to go and wear the crown as the Obi of Onitsha. OBJ said he was born in a village according to him, this village is only 30 kilometers from Abeokuta. As a child, I lived in Ibogun-Olaogun with my parents and my younger sister, Oluwola. Our childhood was a simple one spent in a typical Nigerian farming settlement. Our village had less than 50 huts built with mud walls and mostly thatched roofs and the only jobs at the time were farming or petty trading in farm products. By age five, I started going to the farm and that was when he began to teach me about the history, culture and traditions of my ancestors and our land. Our village, though small, was composed of other ethnic groups such as Itsekiri, Urhobo, Igbira, Hausa, Igbo and Ijaw who were also either petty traders or farm hands.”
He said his father was by every measure the most successful farmer in the village at the time. He described him as a “proud Yoruba man and he told me about Oduduwa, the founder of the Yoruba nation.
But all fingers still points to him as an igbo man. my question is if truly he is an igbo man why those he hates the igbos so much? could it be because of the rejection of his mother by his biological father? anyway answer the question yourself in the comment form below. Remember we only blog, we didn’t right this news.