Chika Nwabueze |
Foremost Abia state politician and former member of the defunct Action Group, AG, Chief Sam Okwulehie has commiserated with the family of the
late Chief Obafemi Awolowo over the death of their matriarch, Chief HID Awolowo.
In a telephone chat with Hallmark, Chief Okwulehie, who was one of the leaders of the Action Group in the Eastern region during the first
republic, described the late HID Awolowo as an epitome of womanhood and a detribalized Nigerian who contributed immensely to the unity and
progress of Nigeria.
The former Umuahia local government council boss said in his tribute that Mrs. HID Awolowo lived a fulfilled life that is worthy of
emulation, adding that her death has left behind a vacuum that would be difficult to fill. Okwulehie recalled his encounter with the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and how he was influenced by his philosophy to join the defunct AG. However, he later pulled out after a political incident in
Umuahia during which NCNC supporters were attacked by suspected AG members and the late M.I Okpara ensured that he was converted to his
The elder statesman also thanked the government, the police and other security agencies for their efforts in rescuing Chief Olu Falae, a former presidential candidate who was abducted at his farm in Ondo state.