What we celebrating is my “official age” says Obasanjo
General Olusegun Obasanjo has said the date being celebrated is “official” but promised to reveal the real date by himself in future.
According to him ” ” Don't ask me the day and year. Whether I know the birth date or not, the important thing is that God has made my birth glorious.”
The former President who marked his 76the birthday today, also appreciated President Goodluck Jonathan for sending him SMS this morning to congratulate him on his birthday, said whether he knows his correct birth date or not, isn't important because God has made that day glorious.
Obasanjo said: “Olowu wanted to let the cat out of the bag, but he didn't quite succeed, the date would be revealed by me. The truth is, I was born. The truth also is that I was born on Ifo market day according to my mother because she was actually prepared to go to Ifo market that day when she began to have labour and gave birth to me.
The Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Ogun State, Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu, has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, knows his correct birth date but won't disclose it to anybody.
Dosunmu who described Obasanjo as his “close friend” and “Balogun Owu,” noted that the former President decided to keep the date to himself but was in the habit of telling people he was “born in Ibogun a day before Ifo market day.”
The monarch said this in his brief remark this morning at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, at the occasion marking the 77th birthday of the former President.
Although, Oba Dosunmu did not reveal the date, but advised that people should pay more attention that aspect of Obasanjo's life that is “quite obvious” yet remain unknown to many.
He said the former President is humane and sympathetic, always ready to offer help to people in need.
In attendance at the birthday event are Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Prof. Akin Mabogunje, Dr Christopher Kolade, former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, Obasanjo's wife: Bola among others.