The Ripples generated by Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama’s tribute to deceased COS to President Buhari, ABBA Kyari have not abated. The latest is that the people of Enugu State are displeased with their representative in Buhari’s cabinet, over his distortion of certain historical facts surrounding his personal life, and the fact that they are of the opinion that he is keen to dilute his Igbo antecedents by being economical with the full facts surrounding his marriage history.
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The Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama’s tribute to deceased COS to President Buhari, ABBA Kyari have not abated. The latest is that the people of Enugu State are displeased with their representative in Buhari’s cabinet, over his distortion of certain historical facts surrounding his personal life, and the fact that they are of the opinion that he is keen to dilute his Igbo antecedents by being economical with the full facts surrounding his marriage history.
Onyeama had claimed in his tribute to ABBA Kyari, that the latter who was a Muslim was best man at his wedding and godfather to his first child at a catholic baptism ceremony.
Geoffrey Onyeama has always only stated that he only married once, and to a Yoruba lady. He portrayed this at the floor of the Nigerian Senate during his Senate confirmation screening and again in his tribute to the late Abba Kyari.
One of the most closely guarded secrets, however is that Mr Geoffrey Onyeama is twice married, and his first wife Nuzo Sandra Onoh is none other than the second daughter of Chief C.C. Onoh, former governor of the old Anambra State, and the man who fought fiercely for the creation of Enugu State, that Onyeama is now representing at Abuja. She is also the elder sister of Former beauty queen and Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain, Bianca Ojukwu.
The young Geoffrey Onyeama and Miss Nuzo Sandra Onoh got married at an elaborate Wedding ceremony in Enugu in 1985 after both of them returned to Nigeria from their education in the UK. It was hailed at the time, as a dynastic union between the two most prominent families of the state, Onoh and Onyeama families. Geoffrey Onyeama’s father was the renowned Justice Daddy Onyeama, the first black judge at the World Court at The Hague. Fortuitously, the mother of the bride and former First Lady Of the state, Chief Mrs Carol Onoh also hailed from the same village as Geoffrey Onyeama being Eke in Udi LGA.
The newly married couple left shortly for Geneva, Switzerland where Geoffrey took up a United Nations appointment. The couple were married for several years, and their union produced a daughter Candice Onyeama, his first child, who is an actress and film director who resides with her mother Nuzo in the UK.It is claimed that Onyeama and his first wife, Nuzo and daughter as well as both families remain in the best of terms, and that he was even present to perform the traditional rites of an inlaw at the funeral ceremony of his first wife’s mother and former First Lady Chief Mrs Carol Onoh in 2016.
Meanwhile, Geoffrey’s first wife, Nuzo Sandra Onoh , also a lawyer is now a bestselling author in the UK, specializing in the genre of African Horror fiction and writes under the pen name of Cambridge Onoh. She is an editor and publisher at Canaan- Star Publishing, UK, and her books include Unhallowed Graves, Anything for Money, The Reluctant Dead, and several others.
Onyeama has in the past few days, come under attack by critics both from core Catholics who have debated the validity of the said baptism of his son under catholic baptism canon law and others who claim that he is doing everything possible to pander to certain interests by promoting personal narratives that are designed to dilute both his cultural and religious antecedents.
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