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Open letter by Udengs Eradiri.
My Yoruba Brothers,
Our attention is drawn to an irresponsible statement made by one Senator Anthony Adefuye that “any Yoruba person that votes for Goodluck Jonathan (an Ijaw man) is a bastard”. We will like to remind the so called Anthony Adefuye that a Niger delta man, Late Pa Alfred Rewane supported the education of late Pa Awolowo in the 1940’s. Where was he then?
Ijaw tribe reveres Awolowo whose role in the agitation against oppression by Nigeria’s power establishment resonates deeply with the Ijaws andNigerDelta people at large.
A true Niger Delta man, Pa Alfred Rewane so believed in the late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo as to give him all that is required for education, which was a legacy he largely bequeathed to the Yoruba people who are recognized for their shining intellect across the world.
It is only in good conscience that we appeal to Yoruba people to support their brother (the Ijaws), a tribe that has largely supported them in the past as we Ijaws and the Yoruba have peacefully coexisted for centuries in Riverine settlement that spans Yoruba speaking areas like Ondo, Ogun, Osun and Lagos.
We also wish to remind the Yoruba that despite the fact that a Yoruba man was President for Eight years with a Northern vice president, only an Ijaw man Goodluck Jonathan has so recognized the Awolowo family as it appointed the grandson of the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo into a top position as the CEO of the NEPC, an important Federal Government Parastatal to Jonathan’s transformation agenda.
We will always continue to be friends and partners of the Yoruba and other tribes as we fight for a just, equitable and prosperous Nigeria for all. We appeal to Yoruba people to support those who have supported them (with facts presented here).
Legend has it that Chief Obafemi Awolowo was first to predict that an Ijaw Man will be President of Nigeria some day.