Convinced by what he saw at the country home, Ikenne Ogun State of late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce concluded that the late matriarch of Awolowo's dynasty was the best first lady Nigeria never had.
Murray-Bruce had paid condolence visit to the family on the demise of HID Awolowo but took time to see Chief Awolowo’s library and found his Bible and Quran.
He said, “While visiting the Awolowos last week, I was shown Awolowo's Bible, which was well worn and his Qur'an. My respect for the sage grew! Can you imagine the level of religious tolerance that would have been our reality today if such a man as Chief Awolowo had led Nigeria!
What I saw at Ikenne during my visit convinced me that mama HID Awolowo was the best First Lady we never had. That is the part Ojukwu left out” he noted.
He explained that, now papa and mama were both gone, it is time for Nigeria and those who benefited from their visionary leadership to preserve their legacy.
He noted that because of what Chief Awolowo & HID achieved, millions of Children in the Western Region of Nigeria went to school without paying a dime.
“The duo of Awolowo and mama HID are our version of Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King. I wish we knew that during their life time!
It was famously said by late Dim Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu that Chief Awolowo was the best President we never had. That is true but incomplete,” he noted.