Kemi Olunloyo’ erratic social media activities have been denounced by her father, the former Governor of Oyo State, Dr Victor Omololu Olunloyo.
“I would like to apologise without reservation to all persons affected. I hope and pray they would graciously accept the apology,” he wrote in his letter to Premium Times.
This comes hours after Kemi Olunloyo took to her social media to announce that she has “quit journalism in Nigeria” and will henceforth work on her kids foundation. The very vocal blogger also apologised to all the celebrities she had attacked online, but she didn’t explain the reason behind the unprecedented decision.
In his statement to Premium Times, her father, the mathematician who became Governor in 1983, apologised to Pastor Adeboye, TB Joshua, Jide Kosoko, Tunde Kelani, and more who had been affected by Kemi’s activities.
Olunloyo also revealed that Kemi suffers mental illness. He also added that Kemi’s “erratic” behaviour “had put her in trouble in Ireland and in the United States, and the late Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade, once bailed her out of jail.“
Other top acts the blogger attacked in recent times include Bianca Ojukwu, who she accused of aborting Femi Fani-Kayode’s baby; Jude Kosoko, who she said should be investigated upon the death of his wife; rapper Olamide, who she accused of ritualism, and many others.
Read her father’s letter as published by Premium Times:
“There seems to be a curious pair of writers, an Aboderin resident in Ireland and Kemi Olunloyo, who sometimes curiously act separately and sometimes in union. Some of their most unfortunate victims are their half siblings.
Others of higher status in the society (like) ex-president Obasanjo and quite recently, clergy men with large respectable following, such as the General Oversea of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye, a brilliant fellow mathematician, an inspired Bishop Oyedepo, the inimitable Reverend T.B Joshua, all learned men.
[Kemi Olunloyo] includes me, her father. All four of us she dubs ritualists. Of course, none of us, as far as I know, is anything of sort. She has gone so far as to accuse us of various sexual crimes and gone too far to give social media itself a very dubious name, in term of uncontrolled freedom to assault others.
Late, in the last four weeks or so, she had had the audacity to pass irrelevant and hopeless comments on one of our national talented artists, prince Jide Kosoko, whom I admire so much, 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 thank pastors and psychiatrists like Dr. Lasebikan, who had gone to great lengths at their own personal cost to restrain her from excesses and recklessness. I dissociate myself entirely form her conducts and statements.
She must accept responsibility for her actions and utterances as well as the consequences. My condemnation is total and not in any instance defensible. My position is absolutely clear. She has gone too far and needlessly so.“
The blogger is yet to react to her father’s decisions.