Political Alignment: Mama Awo Warns Yoruba Leaders To Open Their Eyes Wider In Political Alliance


HID_Awolowo_0Chief Hannah Dideolu Awolowo, the wife of the late Premier of the Western Region and Chairperson of the Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF) on Thursday cautioned politicians from the South-West to be wary of any alliance in the forthcoming 2015 general elections.

Chief (Mrs) Hannah Awolowo, the Yeye Oba of  Ife warned  on the on-going Yoruba political alignment with other opposition parties just as Action Congress has made up its mind to go into formation of a mega political party to tackle the indomitable strength of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Mama Awolowo cautioned the current league of Yoruba leaders to be weary of those they are coming into alliance with, reminding them of old betrayals of the race by such alliance and hinting that all eyes must must be opened wider as the nation faces 2015 election.

She   gave the warning in her opening remark at the  meeting of the Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF) held at the Efunyela Hall in Ikenne, the home of the Awolowos.

She also warned  politicians to guide against acts that are capable of causing disunity in their preparation for the poll, and be wary of all forms of deceit in their political re-alignment.

She also emphasised that politicians from the geo -political zone should guide against disagreements over their choices for 2015.

According to her, politicians from the region must make a choice that will be beneficial to the race.

“Yoruba politicians must not walk astray by 2015; the 2011 journey which we all embarked upon has clearly disappointed us. We were marginalised when it was time for us all to enjoy; we should all learn,” she said.