BY NJOKU MAC DONALD OBINNA.
A former Deputy Chief of Staff, Imo State Government House; doyen of grassroots politics, youth-friendly respected community leader, real estate mogul, boardroom political strategist, United Kingdom trained sustainable leadership expert and Senatorial aspirant for Imo North Senatorial District in the 2020 Okigwe Bye-Election, Hon. Chief Chikwem Onuoha (Omeiheukwu), has sent out a heartwarming message to his close friend and political ally, High Chief Johnbosco Ozigbu, PhD (Ogwuaga of Ogwuaga) , on the occasion marking his birthday celebration.
In his birthday felicitations to the Ogwuaga Abba born road construction giant, philanthropist and academic of international repute, Johnbosco Ozigbu, PhD, Chief Chikwem Onuoha wrote a glowing message as captured by 4th Estate Reporters in the following words:
“ It is not every time that I pay special tribute to a silent achiever, a private person who, through his philanthropic gestures, business exploits and success story, has touched many lives very positively yet chosen the path of discipline and comportment.
Today, we play our own kind of special music as we roll the drums to celebrate God’s faithfulness, super abundance, grace and protection; as a hardworking risk taker, a towering symbol of enterprise , an undisputed game changer , a major player in the oil and gas industry, road construction giant, business maverick and political emperor: a man who preaches human capital development and practices economic independence. One man, whose business philosophy is based on touching and affecting as many lives as possible. Ogwuaga of Ogwuaga, we celebrate you as you mark yet another year to your fruitful years on your walk through life.“
” Birds of same feather, they say, pummet together” , Chief Chikwem Onuoha, a community builder, friend of the Church and powerful grassroots political mobilizer, no doubt, shares similar sterling leadership attributes with Chief Johnbosco Ozigbu,PhD, as the Umuaro ll Autonomous Community , Isiala Mbano LGA, born real estate magnet and politician, has empowered a number of youths in his immediate community and across the LGA; in skills acquisition, business start-ups and educational scholarships to indigent but intelligent students in various institutions of higher learning.
Recall that Prince Chikwem Onuoha was the only political leader in Okigwe zone whom out of his magnanimity and bouyant heart distributed food relief materials and cash donations to families and communities across the Senatorial District to caushion the hard economic effect of COVID-19 stay at home directives of both federal and state governments. In terms of proactive and participatory political leadership, he was dutifully among the political deciding factors in Okigwe zone that played strategic roles in the emergence of Sen. Frank Ibezim , who is now representing Imo North Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate; including Princess Miriam Onuoha , who is representating Okigwe North (Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe ) Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, as he collapsed his most formidable and sustained political structure, COCO, to throw his weight behind the two candidates at the instance of Gov. Hope Uzodimma against powerful vested interests in Okigwe zone.
Meanwhile, as the nation prepares for another general elections next year , this reporter gathered that a number of youth -support groups like; Okigwe Youth Progressive Forum, Okigwe North Youth Progressive Forum, Okigwe Youth Brethren, etc, may reinstate their avowed solidarity and support to the political aspirations of Prince Chikwem Onuoha, whom they said, understands the heartbeats of the youths and their language since he represents what every reasonable and rationale youth craves for in leadership.
The ball now lies in his court either to answer the clarion call or to stay behind and watch things continue to go wrong !