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Anybody who does not want to see my red eyes should stop calling me Matthew – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is a news delight any day – Obasanjo has officially denounced his Christian name, Matthew – He said he should no more be called by it because he is not a tax collector like his biblical namesake Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has officially denounced his Christian name, Matthew, Leadership reports.

Obasanjo said he should no more be called by it because he is not a tax collector like his biblical namesake. Accordingly, he adopted only Olusegun Okikiola Aremu as his names, stressing that names have lots of connotations in African setting. Obasanjo said names connote a lot of meanings in Africa.

The former president went on to say anybody who does not want to see his (Obasanjo’s) eyes red should stop calling him Matthew. He stated this in Abuja on Friday, July 14 at an event organised by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in commemoration of his 80th birthday. Obasanjo clocked 80 years in March.

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