24-year-old man claims to be Jonathan’s son

A report that emerged from an online blogger, Chukwudi Iwuchukwu,
has alleged that one Ibime Belema-Jonathan, a 24-year-old native of
Nembe, Baylesa State, has announced on the Twitter yesterday that he is
one of the President’s illegitimate sons.

The report from the blogger said: “According to Belema-Jonathan, his
mother was a receptionist in a Port Harcourt hotel (which shall remain
undisclosed) when she met Goodluck nearly 25 years ago. Their
relationship was made private because of the risks it posed to
Goodluck’s then fledgling political career.”

According to the blogger, “He has decided to disclose this
information after recently being informed by his mother, who had just
passed away. It is his desire for his father to assume and fulfil his
fatherly duties after a lifetime of absence”, that led to the

Even though the blogger, Chukwudi Iwuchukwu, who claims the Nigerian
Law School, Lagos, has his address, admitted that, “we are in a season
of political campaign and anything can come up, but the resemblance is

However, the Presidency through Dr Reuben Abati, the special adviser
to the President on media, emphatically said that the President does
not have any illegitimate son by whatever name, and dismissed the
report, calling it a cheap propaganda from the opposition party.

According to Abati, the timing of the report, coming in the heat of
election campaigns, shows the desperation of some people. “It is good
for them to know that propaganda and cheap blackmails do not win
elections. Nigerians know who they want and who they will vote for.
Churning out such blackmail story will not win the election.

This is also coming at a time that the opposition parties signed the
Abuja Accord meant to ensure that election campaigns are issue-based
and do not degenerate into blackmail.”

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