*Describes her father as a hypocrite, manipulator and cheat who loves only himself
First Daughter of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Iyabo Obasanjo has lambasted the former President, describing him as liar, hypocrite and cruel politician who deliberately foisted Jonathan on Nigerians, thinking the President will allow to rule Nigeria by proxy.
In a damning letter to the former President, Iyabo, a former Senator regretted that Obasanjo thinks that he owns Nigeria and everything must be done in line with his dictates.
Senator Iyabo Obasanjo in a letter to her father accused him of having an egoistic craving for power and living a life where only men of low esteem and intellect thrive.
In the 11-page letter dated December 16, 2013 exclusively obtained by Vanguard, Iyabo accused her father of 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 who foresaw further political engagements in Nigeria denied any political motive for her missive, and described Nigeria as a country where her father and his ilk have helped to create a situation where smart, capable people bend down to imbeciles to survive. She particularly noted her experience as chairman of the Senate Committee on Health when she led the committee on a retreat appropriated for in the budget only for her to be prosecuted for it.
Iyabo, first child of the former president, 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.”
The former lawmaker recounted several Obasanjo’s plots and schemes against the family and Nigeria, pointing out that he is driven by personal consideration at all times.
She said pointedly that the letter was neither written in support of President Jonathan or APC.