Stop playing politics with HID’s death – Fayose warns


Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has warned   Nigerian politicians against   playing   politics with the death of the late matriarch of Awolowo dynasty, Chief (Mrs) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo.

Fayose, who spoke in Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State when he paid a condolence visit to the Awolowo family, was accompanied by the Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Ben Murray-Bruce.

He said the deceased should not be celebrated for political reasons,advising     that politicians should rather  sustain her legacy and that of her late husband, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.


The Ekiti governor noted that visiting the Awolowos should not just be a one-off thing aimed at scoring cheap political points and making publicity stunts.

Others   who also paid condolence visits yesterday included former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; prominent industrialist, Dr Oba Otudeko, and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana, who was represented by the Osi Olubadan, Senator Lekan Balogun, and  Ekerin Olubadan, High Chief Abimbola Ajibola.

Fayose said “One thing I like to remind all  politicians; it is in our way to make politics out of people’s lives, to celebrate them for political reasons.