By Dr. CHUKS OSUJI
According to Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa who demonstrated the most uncommon courage and resilience as the leader of African National Congress, “it is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things appreciate your leadership and qualities.”
Indeed, the above is the comprehensive character and qualities of His Excellency ,Prince Eze Madumere, the Deputy Governor of Imo state whose book carefully scripted extol his striking qualities is to be launched tomorrow , Thursday 6th October , 2016, at Imo Concorde Hotel, Owerri at 10.am.
The high profile ceremony will be under the distinguished Chairmanship of Chief Adeniyi, SAN, a celebrated legal luminary. The Special Guest of Honor is Babachair David Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Furthermore, the Chief presenter is Chief Alex Mbata, Chairman/CEO ABM Global Services. Expectedly, the Chief Host is His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha ,OON, the Executive Governor of Imo State. To crown it all, the book will be reviewed by Professor Joseph Ahaneku, fellow of Academy of science, Vice Chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
It will amount to a subdued exaggeration to say the book launch will be a gathering of top Political Functionaries, high profiled intellectuals , lofty Businness tycoons, members of both Bench and Bar and above all, people from different strata of the Society. And since Prince Eze Madumere is indeed a man with great following, there is no doubt that it will be a gathering of different individuals, the mighty, the middle and the low segments of the Imo populace, irrespective of Political Party configurations, including the members of the Houses of Bishops and Royal Fathers from within and outside Imo state , the Heartland of Nigerian Nation.
The book appropraitely entitled, “PRINCE EZE MADUMERE – A TRUE MANIFESTATION OF A LOYAL PRINCE,” written by Peter Claver Obi. It’s a 154 page book in a 7 chapters . Although the book ptly focuses on his style of leadership, his undiluted loyalty to his boss, Owelle Rochas Okorocha , Governor of Imo State, his driving determination and commitment to the success of rescue mission of the Governor and his philanthropic disposition. The author takes time to extol the striking qualities of Prince Eze Madumere particularly his alluring relationship with the people, his unassuming posture, exhibiting strong personality without injecting any iota of haughtiness, pride, arrogance,or assertive propensity.
Prince Madumere who many authors and writers have described in several ways including referring him as a cooling system in Owelles Administration , or as a prince of peace because of his penchant for peace, love for tranquility and endless pursuit for endless pursuit for orderliness in Imo state . His is trusted not only as a deputy Governor but as a close friend to Owelle – Friendship which spans over two decade.
Further more, he has been described and achievements have the trappings of divine manifestation and celestial direction because his emergence as the Deputy Governor Imo State , from Chief of staff to Government House has an index of destiny. No wonder then in his own words, in the forward of the book written by his Excellency , Owelle Rochas Okorocha said, “I commend the write choice of using pictorials to bring to life stories. He made great effort in chronicling, vertically, a biograghy and compendium of this rare emerging leader, a role model and of course my headache free Deputy who is worthy son of mine in whom I am well pleased. I therefore recommend this book for the general public especially our youngsters , who have alot to learn as it concerns hard work , patience, determination, perseverance and humility even when entrusted with the leadership responsibilities.
Therefore, tomorrow Thursday 6TH day of 0ctober 2016 will be an epoch making day when for the first time, a book solely written on the current Deputy Governor of Imo state is the first of its kind among all the past Deputy Governor of Imo state since its creation in 1976. What a thrust!
We wish the Deputy Governor Eze Madumere , a pacifist ,a negotiator , consensus builder, a man of destiny and above all, a comprehensive loyalist from whose book but many will learn a lot of this special creatures specie. We wish him a successful book launch and more ascendancy to greater political height in Jesus name we pray. AMEN
Written by Dr. Chuks Osuji, Public Opinion Analyst