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(Awo As I Know Him)

Chief Mike Omoleye is a veteran journalist and author.
He worked with the Morning Post, Sunday Post and Sketch newspapers before establishing his own weekly newspaper the Sunday Glory in the 1980s.
He is a member of the Society of Inner Light, making him a Kabbalist.

Kabbalah is an esoteric method, discipline and school of thought. Its adherents see it as a religion being integral to Judaism, Christianity or occultist adaptions.

Chief Obafemi Awolowo
At a symposium organized by The Committed Awoist on 28 November 1980, Mike Omoleye 
delivered the paper “Awo As I Know Him”. In the lecture he warned of the danger of a holocaust that may precede the 1983 elections if attempt is made at Obafemi Awolowo’s life by evil politicians tampering with the consciousness of Nigeria in the astral plane. After receiving signals from the inner planes in 1968 professing the assassination of Awolowo, Chief Omoleye warned that the Nigerian state would seize to exist in the event that his revelation came to pass.

How did Awo respond to his revelation?
If Chief Awolowo was a spiritualist of no mean calibre sent on a mission to earth, why was Chief Omoleye deeply concerned about his safety?
Is it not the responsibility of God to protect those he sends on missions?

What is Occultic Police?
Was Awolowo protected by them?

Chief Obafemi Awolowo was a brilliant politician with astute mind for the the development of his people.
He reigned.
His dream of leading his country was never realized. To Odumekwu Ojukwu the ex Biafran leader, Awo was the best president Nigeria never had. He inspired Yoruba solidarity through the formation of the Egbe Omo Oduduwa which later transformed into one of the strongest political parties in the annals of African history the Action Group (AG).
He was the first Premier of the Western Region of Nigeria from 1952 to 1959. When Nigeria became “independent” on 1 October 1960 the AG could not muster the number to make Awolowo the Prime Minister of Nigeria in a parliamentary system handed to it by the British colonialists. 
In a coalition government of the Northern people’s Congress (NPC) and the National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC), Tafawa Balewa was Prime Minister and Nnamdi Azikiwe was Governor-General and later President.

After the lost to the NPC led by Ahmadu Bello, Awo settled for the post of Leader of Opposition in parliament. But did he really settle down?
That was to become the beginning of the Western Region crises when his deputy in the AG and Premier Western Region, Ladoke Akintola began to impose himself. Akintola would later be killed in Nigeria’s first military coup.

It was not the dream of Awolowo to be an opposition leader. His ambition was to use national power to create life abundance for the Nigerian people the reason he went to the centre while his deputy ran the affairs in the region. Was this well thought out?
Awo would later be sentenced to prison for planning to overthrow the leadership of the Nigerian state. The political crises that followed led to the end of the Balewa government when the military in a bloody coup struck on 15 January 1966, toppling the civilian government.
One of the consequences of the coup was the Nigerian Civil War.

Coming out of prison at that critical point in Nigeria’s history, Awo was appointed Federal Commissioner for Finance and Vice Chairman of the Federal Executive Council during the War.
In the second republic (1979-1983) under the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) Awolowo’s attempts to become Nigeria’s president were frustrated again. Chief Omoleye accuses Obasanjo of being the mastermind of that frustration.
Did Awolowo recover from the disappointment?

Chief Omoleye reveals that Awo’s consummate plan for humanity was however not lost in the frenzy of Nigeria’s politics. He made his mark by the sterling innovations he brought to politics and governance. His free education programme was a development master stroke that gave the Yoruba people the edge at the time, perhaps till now. His government’s investment in rural development, agriculture and infrastructure is yet to be rivaled. He brought the first television station to Africa when France had none. In recognition of these, Awolowo was the first individual in the modern era to be named Leader of the Yorubas.

The Awolowo that Chief Omoleye knows was an avatar because he had an extraordinary divine spark that made him a Salt of the Earth, a Heavenly Gem.
Awo was a Rosicrucian and humanist.
It is in this spiritual dimension of Awolowo’s life that Mike Omoleye finds the meaning of the linkages between the physical and spiritual worlds. In this case he oscillates between the divides to frame an understanding of the man that engraved his name in the hearts of many.


  1. Dear fantastic Edmund Obilo i listened to your radio show & great interview with MIKE OMOLEYE,the veteran journalist & publisher of Sunday Glory who reflected the accessible political & spiritual life of the elder statesman,Chief Obafemi Awolowo,who was descried by Late Odumegwu Ojukwu as The Best President Nigeria never had..i was one of his occasional contributors. One of the articles i remember submitted & published was SEEKING HAPPINESS in the 80s.
    How timely is the interview you have conducted with the likes of Mike Omoleye,Tola Adeniyi & Professor Sonaiya? Nigerians need not just EVERY PVC TO VOTE but politically correct iec -information,education & communication to dispense value - laden inspiration,humane & culturally ramifying dependable productive agenda of genuine change of their manifestos -usually without any definite ideological leaning. Keep doing the good work of linking Nigerians with the right information and inspiration.
    *Let me seize this opportunity to disclose my observations across the years till date;Nigeria has never had a Prepared Presidential Candidate except perhaps the like of Chief Awolowo-others have always been either invited or hurriedly arranged and called by political parties since 1999 -military or civilian.So those who said Nigeria's'democracy is still a nascent one are partially right.
    nb.In analytical thinking there' s difference between waiting & re-contesting for years by any of those that have come forth from a President -to- be who genuinely want to lead by serving,concerned about hitherto wastage, endemic corruption etc & actually want to make a difference rooted not only on the National Cake already baked but also restructure the land to redistribute the seeds typically - federally to yield bountifully other than the paltry bread being served to constituent states.
    Unless the electorate are aware of this captivity in the jaws of federal might we will continue to be marginalized and 95% will be living mediocre lives IN CONSEQUENCE OF THEIR PENCHANT FOR PRESIDENTIAL OR GOVERNORSHIP PERSONALITIES! Nigerian voters ought to know & screen their doorstep political reps before identifying with their political boss &party, if they are the genuine type or the gimmick change stuff .Gbemi Tijani aka MST


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