The estranged wife of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Taiwo Martins, has expressed anger over a disclaimer issued by the former leader, declaring she was not his wife.
Naija News recalls that the issue started when Taiwo waded into the controversy trailing the statement of Obasanjo at Iseyin, Oyo state, during the commissioning of projects executed by the state Governor, Seyi Makinde.
Reacting to the apology issued by Taiwo, Obasanjo said she is not his wife or a member of the Obasanjo family.
He described her as an imposter, adding that nobody makes statements on behalf of the Obasanjo family except those delegated.
Taiwo, in a statement titled, ‘Obasanjo, the Greatest Impostor – The roar and ranting’s of an old dying lion – laying claim to infallibility’, said the ex-President has continued to insult and ridicule his successors since he left office.
She noted that Obasanjo is responsible for most of Nigeria’s challenges because he failed to utilize his golden opportunities to turn the country around.
Taiwo also urged Obasanjo to learn from other past presidents who do not fight or ridicule people in Nigeria.
She said, “My attention has been drawn to a statement credited to President Olusegun Obasanjo in which he called me an impostor and raised many issues beneath his status, including telling the world that my mental health is questionable.
“For the records, I want the world to know that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is the greatest impostor of all time, the liar, the deceiver who now equates himself to the Almighty God and who now arrogantly believes that he has the unchallengeable power of life and death and to render totally useless whoever tries to point out any error of his or doesn’t agree to any of his rigid almighty posture of methodology in handling issues.
“Since you left Dodan Barracks, you have been fighting all Presidents who came after you, seeing, talking, addressing them as no good. You have rubbished, abused, insulted, criticized, humiliated, fought, ridiculed every President who came to power. Are you the only ex – President we have in Nigeria? All our former Presidents, General Babangida, General Abdulsalami, General Yakubu Gowon, Dr Goodluck Jonathan etc they do not fight their children or wives nor ridicule people here and there in our nation. All our former Presidents in Nigeria comport themselves with dignity, they don’t fight nor rubbish every successive President we have like you do.
“You are the real problem, troubling the land of Nigeria, the people of Nigeria, troubling families and homes and the society at large. God gave you long life, good health, made you famous, gave you wealth, made you three times President of Nigeria, yet you couldn’t give us beautiful roads and 18 or 24 hours electricity which others could build on. All you do is fight, fight, fight every President who comes to power after you instead of embracing them as your loving children to be mentored, supported and guided by you to give us excellent service that will bring comfort to us all in the whole nation.”