The infamous 11-page letter which was purportedly written by Senator Iyabo Obasanjo to her father, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been a source of controversy since its publication yesterday.
Some members of Obasanjo’s family has come out to deny that the letter was written by the senator, while some people close to Iyabo Obasanjo maintained that the issue raised in the letter are concerns Iyabo Obasanjo had always had, therefore, only her could have written it.
A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who had initially taken to Twitter to deny the authenticity of the letter on behalf of Iyabo backtracked, stating that he was confused as to his initial claim.
He cited various “conflicting reports” as the reason for his sudden change of posture noting that the supposed letter by Iyabo should not sway Nigerians from demanding a reply from Jonathan on the sundry allegations leveled against the President as contained in Obasanjo’s letter.
Fani-Kayode, a former spokesperson of ex-President Obasanjo, said there was no need to start poke-nosing into the “privately family matters” of his former boss, saying he will now rely on whatever is said personally by Iyabo.
“(I) don’t know what to believe about who wrote the letter to Obasanjo published by a national newspaper anymore. Let Iyabo Obasnajo herself talk because there are conflicting reports. I am more interested in the letter that OBJ wrote to GEJ and the issues raised there than OBJ’s private family matters,” Fani-Kayode wrote on his Facebook page.
Source: Punch Nigeria