Former President Olusegun Obasanjo revealed that his eldest daughter, Iyabo, told him he was going to die in office,vowing that when he does,she would not weep for him.if you recall.Iyabo penned an open letter to him last year,accusing him of orchestrating a third term for himself as president, being cruel to family members, as well as abandonment of children and grandchildren
Obasanjo, said this in his controversial book, MY WATCH, said that was Iyabo’s submission when he informed her and three of his other children about his desire to contest the 1999 Presidential election.
“My mind was almost made up (to vie for the position of President) but I had to consult with my children. I got four of them together in New York.
I told them I was going to decide whether to go into politics or not. Iyabo was the most antagonistic.She burst out loudly, ‘I know you will join and you will die there and if you die, I will not weep.’I told her ‘if I die and you weep, it is for yourself and others, not for me as I will not know you are weeping.’It is ironic that within 10 years, Iyabo became a Senator and I completed two terms of eight years without a scratch.”
The former President added that out of the four children in attendance when he spoke with them, it was only Segun who he said, had a few words of encouragement.
The son, according to Obasanjo, said,
“Daddy, you have always said that we must serve God and humanity and if this is the way you have chosen to serve God and humanity, I will pray for you.”
In the book, Obasanjo also mentioned the names of his 21 children. He was however silent on the number of his wives or the mothers of the children.