There are no bastards in the house of Abubakar Atiku but it is easier for the former Vice President to have children than for his 30 children or thereabouts to have a real father. Lest you misinterpret this; there is nothing wrong with Atiku’s picture as a father, if you would ignore the fact that his children have to write him to book an appointment with him, every time they wish to see him or bond with him.
The Capital findings revealed that Atiku’s children do not have easy access to their father neither do they enjoy the luxury of filial bond characteristic of model relationships between a father and his wards. But the Turaki Adamawa loves his children no doubt as the the top politician spares no expense in giving them the best that his immense wealth can afford. If he was not such a busy man, Atiku would have time for his kids and they wouldn’t have to write to book an appointment or queue up to see him. Such are the travails of some silver spoon kids.
But while his children learn to live with the distance between them and their father, Atiku’s wives may be finding it increasingly difficult to cope with his persistent absence and this is because a woman’s heart and body needs constant loving and care from her husband. In order words, a woman is hardly a piece of artifact; even trophy wives detest being kept away like a piece of article or household decor but the Turaki Adamawa hardly understands this fact.
Little wonder he paid the ultimate price for abandoning his pretty wife, Fatima, in a tastefully furnished apartment in Lagos; he suffered a strain in their relationship and when the passion that brought them together could not hold their love anymore, he decided to divorce her. It never mattered to him that Fatima bore him six children, Atiku simply wanted to be done with her. And he is done with her. Although the couple attribute their separation to irreconcilable differences, The Capital findings revealed that there was more to their separation than meets the eye.
The details are more interesting and instructive than the socially-correct excuse the Turaki Adamawa has given for divorcing his third wife.
In the wake of the Turaki Adamawa’s divorce with Fatima, his third wife, further findings revealed that Titi, his first wife, has not been getting the best of attention from him. Atiku is reportedly unhappy with her intrusive nature, particularly how she interferes in their children’s marriages and crucial life decisions. Atiku in annoyance, now pays more attention to Jemilah, his last wife who showers him with so much care and affection.
He is so besotted Jemilah that he consults with her in most of the decisions that affect his life and pursuits. Jemilah, who is of Igbo extraction is also known as Jennifer and she was formerly based in the United States, where she was a PhD student at the American University in Washington DC. But Titi remains unperturbed. She confided recently, with some of her close friends over goings-on in her marriage, stressing that she would rather invest her energy in taking care of her grandchildren than being bothered about being neglected by the Turaki Adamawa.
Source: The Capital