Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo, ex-wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, says the upcoming wedding between her son, Olujonwo, and Miss Tope Adebutu, daughter of billionaire businessman, promoter of Premier Lotto known as “Baba Ijebu” Chief Adebutu Kessington, is an arranged marriage.
Mrs. Obasanjo had filed a suit against ex-President Obasanjo, and Sir Adebutu, (bride’s father) before a Lagos High Court seeking to postpone her son’s wedding scheduled for May 11 and 12 on the ground that she received prophesies and warnings from men of God that Olujonwo, who turns 34 on June 1, should not do or be involved in any elaborate celebration before his birthday.
The suit was later struck out by Justice Lateefa Okunnu.
With the wedding a week away(Pictured Olajunwon and Tope during their introduction), Mrs. Obasanjo said the groom and bride’s relationship was brokered by her own twin brother.
She said her son initially was not well disposed to the idea of marrying Tope on the ground that she is too fat and she(Mrs. Obasanjo) had to convince him.
Her word, “I am the mother and the one, who was given the prophecy and I was the one who was given the child. Like I told you, he didn’t just come like that, I had him through a prophecy. Everybody now is after Baba Ijebu’s money and so the issue of God means nothing to them. All they see is the money and they are all after a big, flamboyant wedding to show off.”
She added that she will attend the wedding but not as a guest or host, saying “I am not going into the ceremony. I am going to place people on the sidewalk. I am going to have a demonstration and we will not be obstructing any traffic or destroying anything. I call them the Jehosphat demonstrators. You know they are more than me; I will be on the road to sing and dance to praise the Almighty God. We are going to have drummers, we are going to have people there with me and we will be carrying placards.”