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Illegitimate 24-year-old man claims to be GEJ's son

A social media report is going viral of the appearance of an illegitimate son of President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Is there any truth is this young man's claim that he is President Jonathan's son? play

Is there any truth is this young man's claim that he is President Jonathan's son?


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In the past few days, the photo of this young man, Ibime Belema-Jonathan, has been viral on the social media with him claiming to be President Goodluck Jonathan's illegitimate son.

According to the reports, the 24-year-old guy believes he is one of the president's sons born outside wedlock and the photo that has been passed around speaks of a striking resemblance with the Nigerian leader and with the explanation that follows, one may not need to look too far to see that there may be some truth in it.

Though the President's spokesperson, Dr Rueben Abati has come out to state that the allegation is false, many think there could be a truth in the claim of the young man.

This is how it a Twitter user, @Abiyamo, put it:

"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.

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 fulfill his fatherly duties after a lifetime of absence."

Read the tweet here.


Could this be another political smear campaign on the President?

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