Friday, January 2, 2015
HID AWOLOWO BAILS OUT ON JONATHAN, ANOTHER SUPPORTER LOST?
Icheoku says is it possible that another prominent former Jonathan's supporter has deserted the president? Just few short days after the pentecostal reverend father in Enugu Father Mbaka offloaded President Jonathan from his 2015 support train, it appears that the Yeye Oba of Yorubaland Chef Mrs HID Awolowo has also made her exit from the Jonathan 2015 train to Aso Rock? Icheoku says it appears the woman has decided that "MINE" is a far much better alternative to "OURS" by pitching her tent with her son inlaw, APC Vice Presidential candidate Yemi Osibanjo in his ticket with Muhammadu Buhari.
Responding when the candidate paid her a courtesy visit, Hanah Idowu Dideola Awolowo said "I am very happy this morning to see that Yemi Osibanjo is going to higher ground and it is my prayer that he will get there. I urge you all to support his aspirate; God will take you there."
Icheoku says such public endorsement by Awolowo matriarch surely does not bode well for Team Jonathan 2015; a matter made worse as it will be seen as people beginning to take their exit from his campaign. Admitted that die-hard Jonathanists might dismiss such as inconsequential, but any keen political analyst would agree with Icheoku that more is always merrier in politics. The loss of any support is a serious matter politically speaking, especially under the circumstances Jonathan found himself going into the 2015 election. Now Jonathan seems to have been boxed into a tighter corner, defending his lackluster records, contending with a Yoruba Southwest with a vice presidential candidate slot, as well as a threatening bloc-votes in the North. But hey, Icheoku dey only watch ooo; but things are certainly not looking very good for Team Jonathan and his prospect today, is rather gloomier than it was yesterday with this switching of sides of the Yoruba Chief Madam, if the truth must be told.