March 2, 2021

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Oluwo urges Southwest to redress wrongs against Awolowo

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By Toba Adedeji, Osogbo

Ahead of 2023 general election, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, on Tuesday urged the Southwest to rectify the wrongs done against the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

He said the Yoruba supported the ambition of people from other regions other than Chief Awolowo, who was from the Southwest.

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Addressing stakeholders during the launch of Southwest Agenda for Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu (SWAGA 2023) at Aurora Event Centre, Osogbo, Oluwo lamented that it was awful that the Southwest states did not support Chief Awolowo during his time, adding that they resorted to character assassination and cast aspersion on him.

He said: “SWAGA is my own. We are here today because of a valuable leader. We don’t have any leader in Yoruba land other than Tinubu. We are not going to be ungrateful to our leaders and heroes anymore. We did that to Awolowo.”