Sunday, June 10, 2018
THE QUALITIES OF LEADERS WE NEED IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION.
Being a good leader isn't easy. While a leader's actions may be scrutinized when things are going bad, it is their leadership qualities that shine through the worst of times. It is these same qualities all Niger Deltans respects in the life of a living hero, a father to the youths and a manager of men who was designed, given to us by the Almighty as a rare gift no man could alter. He is the IBE EBIDOUWEI 1 OF THE NIGER DELTA REGION AND THE UNIVERSE. I am talking of no other person but HIGH CHIEF GOVERNMENT EKPEMUPOLO, aka TOMPOLO. Without gainsaying, when you look critically into the Niger Delta struggle, you will notice clearly who is a revolutionary and a counter revolutionary. However, when the struggle for the emancipation from mental slavery took another dimension after the repetitive nonsensical attitude from the federal government you are going to observe so much self-centeredness from the part of some Niger delta leaders who claimed to represent our interests before now, blocking every benefits and development that will further illuminate the Niger Delta region. Before I proceed on this tireless efforts of mine to ensure the right things is being done urgently for peace to take its lead, I would want to make a reference so that all and sundries could grasp the everyday pains I feel for my people and our representatives who have totally diverted from the light: Firstly, this is why it is so important for every leader to work hard to gain the qualities of great leadership. The best leaders exhibit certain qualities that make them highly protected by the Almighty and trusted by his people. Magnificently there is one out of the big five that has demonstrated the true reflects of a leader which I have mentioned above. FOR CLARITY: High chief Government Tompolo has been clear and concise at all times--there is no question in his developmental vision and what needs to be accomplished. And this alone had long given others the opportunity to digest their goals and decide whether or not they will support their cause. Generally, very few people know what they want, much less how to get there, so they will gravitate towards those who appear to have a clear picture in mind--good clarity leads to great achievement and that alone has an advantageous effects on the people of the Niger delta region. DECISIVENESS: Tompolo is never an hippocrates compared to any other in the Niger Delta region, because once he made up his mind for the betterment of all, he don't hesitate to commit--it's all hands on deck. He had long shown great consistency with his decisions, rarely backing out or changing his mind unless it is absolutely necessary. Being decisive has shown his commitment, which remains a quality, very high in demand for leaders that are ready to abide in the direction of what nature wants. If I should digress a little bit on the core concept of a particular project currently on, in the Niger Delta which was tagged the presidential Amnesty programme. I believe nobody can context the fact that he (Tompolo) has been outstanding and has proven to the region and the universe at large that he is a true leader and not a ruler. I could remember when he(Tompolo) told the federal government to pay every benefits directly into the boys account while in a meeting with some of the leaders representing their various camps. There is nothing given him(Tompolo) for the the region that he didn't share out to every of the quarters surrounding the Niger Delta region. What about surveillance contracts that was given him? I was a living witness on how he distributed all slots to both the Ijaws, Itsekiris and urhobos as the case maybe. Absolutely, everyone was in control of the benefits due him from their different services rendered on the waterways directly into their accounts, hence he is called the formidable, indomitable father of peace as far as the Niger Delta region is concerned. How do you feel as a leader holding your boys ATM cards or better still working hand in hand with the banks or the unscrupulous elements in the presidential Amnesty office to siphoning benefits meant for the boys who stood by you with one voice during the fight against the oppressors? What will be your stands if the rainy days comes? because there must be a rainy day for anyone either good or bad, but the only thing that could guarantee the solid state of your foundation is when you have kept a good record like that of Adaka Boro, Ken sarowiwa and our current living and leading generalissimo of the Niger delta region and struggle aka Tompolo. COURAGE: Tompolo's Boldness is highly spiritual and something he developed while growing up as a positive activist which is not an occupation but a call that is blessed as a virtue. Although some people are naturally more fearless than others, practicing how to be fearless--or at least project fearlessness--is a completely double task, one many have achieved in order to fulfill their role as an amazing leader. Practically, the Iroko has shown that he is fearless, and unbiased to everyone that supports the fight against the insensitivity of the Nigerian state. Again, that name TOMPOLO, means freedom from marginalization, intimidation, segregation, oppression and underdevelopment. PASSION: There's nothing more inspirational than seeing a leader who cares about what he does--the best leaders like Tompolo has exhibited boundless energy and passion for what he did before now and what he is currently doing to maintain a constant peace in the Niger Delta region. Don't be shy or biased about your passion for the growth of the Niger delta region or any group you are leading, be it the resolute and resilient Ex-agitators that has stood for the region to be beneficial in terms of capacity development and a fair share of the golden eggs that had long sustained the economy of the Nigerian state and the parasitic hearts controlling our resources. As long as you are passionate about what you know, or care about, it'll shine through the people and they will follow and stand Gidigbaciously by you when the enemies plans mischiefs for themselves. I know you will agree with me that Tompolo remains a government on his own because he possesses so many qualities mentioned above or below. HUMILITY: While confidence is a very attractive trait in leaders, there's nothing like a humble character for creating a lovable personal and that is what you find in the life of High chief Tompolo and every living leaders in the Niger Delta region that have an unbiased heart for his followers and so on as it maybe. Great leaders admit when they are wrong and take criticism as an opportunity for growth. Show the world how grateful you are to be where you are. This, in turn, will demonstrate how much you deserve the leadership role. 'If one has not really delved deeply into life, then one had not lived' In as much I wouldn't want to launch any targeted attack on the current special adviser to to the president on Niger delta affairs and chairman presidential Amnesty programme, the person of Professor Charles Dokubo Quakers. It will be a good tradition for me to urge the prof to as a matter of facts and urgency, address the many original beneficiaries displaced by the moronic and myopic administration of Paul Boroh by going back to the database compiled in Obubra, Calabar during the manual and digital accreditations and documentations to certify the original beneficiaries. Secondly, you can't be defending budget meant for 30000 persons or delegates captured in the presidential Amnesty programme, and then diverting it's benefits to some group of persons that were not captured and leave the original delegates wallowing in endemic penury and expect peace as the product. It is on this note, I make bold to say as a Niger delta freeborn and positive hearted activist without any fear whatsoever to urge the prof to also address the issues of some poverty oriented leaders that has long diverted the funds meant for their boys, by paying directly to the boys account which remains sacrosanct as enlisted or enshrine in the presidential Amnesty blueprints. If I should be candid here, Prof should liase with the federal government to make provisions for the leaders representing their various camps for peace to be restored back to the programme and the Niger Delta region, for what I could see currently is tension if not properly managed could cause a negative impact on the economy and a drastic retardation of peace we are enjoying currently. Professor Charles Dokubo, please, remove any fake delegates that has affected negatively the original beneficiaries captured in the presidential Amnesty programme to reinstate back the people who risk their lives during the struggle, and who embarked on that deadly journey to OBUBRA, CALABAR for proper documentation if not God, that alone would give the professor more honors to his archives and the indomitable backings from the Almighty and the natural powers of the Niger delta region. And again do accordingly as it is stated in the blueprint signed by the late president Umaru Yar'Adua of Blessed memories and not your best as quoted by you in recent interviews. For the programme sanctity to surface once more, Prof should start doing the above mentioned requirements and also the swift distribution of laptops to all delegates deprived from 2015 to date for the smooth and uniform exhibition of the Presidential Amnesty mandates to all that is captured originally. Conclusively, I must say the truth because the records are straight and unique for all to see; I stand in the path of light and the light must constantly Shine in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. If you know you are a leader diverting funds meant for your boys stand up now and do the needful to avert the current dangers looming around the corner because without the boys you are nothing as no man is an island. Lastly, I urge every general being first, second and third phase to emulate the generalissimo of the Niger delta struggle (High Chief Government Tompolo) for peace and constant development to flow in the Niger Delta region, because United we Stand but divided we fall!!! A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE LONG LIVE THE NIGER DELTA REGION! LONG LIVE TOMPOLO!! LONG LIVE THE RESILIENT AND RESOLUTE EX-AGITATORS!!! FACTS WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY ENGR UMUKORO NESTA DIMBAINIMIBOFA, AKA 'NATURAL'