Kemi Olunloyo’s father, Victor Omololu Olunloyo – former governor of Oyo, has spoken out against a publication which stated that he had denounced his daughter.
The statement which was purportedly written by the ex-governor and released on PremiumTimes read:
“I would like to apologise without reservation to all persons affected. I hope and pray they would graciously accept the apology… She includes me, her father… she dubs ritualists. She has gone so far as to accuse us of various sexual crimes…
She had had the audacity to pass irrelevant and hopeless comments on one of our national talented artists, prince Jide Kosoko… calling him a black widower as he has unfortunately lost three wives.
“I had thought at 52, Kemi will further train her mind and cease to be an embarrassment to herself and member of her nuclear, extended family and to the general public.
I dissociate myself entirely form her conducts and statements.”
Victor Olunloyo issued a statement via his Facebook account, Friday, (June, 8) where he addressed the news site malicious story in an attempt to set the records straight.
His statement read:
TO ALL NIGERIANS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
“I have NOT released any statement of any kind about my daughter Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo denouncing her social media posts.
There is a fake statement floating around websites which I learned about. I did not release any statement to Premium Times. Some of the contents are absolutely false.
She has never been to Ireland nor landed in jail anywhere where the late Okunade Sijuwade had to bail her out.
There is an Aboderin character that I have learned about whom I’m told is impersonating her on Instagram and other social media platforms attacking our family.
A similar letter purported to have been written to Aboderin by me is also false. If anyone paid attention to my 2013 Punch newspapers interview, I commended Kemi’s views on social media telling the reporter Atoyebi “Kemi’s views are her views, you can’t change her.”
Kemi recently did a July front cover interview with Oyo Herald magazine titled “My father did not disown me.”She is an adult!
I am not aware of Kemi’s decision to quit reporting Nigerian news until now so she is NOT responding to my fake statement floating out there.
Please disregard the endless impersonation and degrading of the Olunloyo family. I am not a fan of social media and this Facebook page was opened because of the rumors that circulated the internet during my 2010 illness saying that I was DEAD. This page serves the purpose of ending such rumors.
Once again, I did NOT send out any statement regarding my daughter on social media. My number is public and any credible media outlet calls me for interviews not statements.
Victor Omololu Olunloyo, Former Gov Oyo State