By Monoyo Edon
Asamaigọr! You should always be recognised for all of your efforts and the many sacrifices you have made for our dear Delta State most especially on your birth anniversary.
While at the helm of Delta State as two-term democratically-elected Governor of Delta State, not only did you seamlessly adapt to address the emerging challenges from the persistent crises that we faced as a state, but even out of government you are also always striving to make things better with new approaches and such unfaltering determination.
You were not only a trailblazer in pursuit of peace, you sacrificed in many occasions your political ambition to have those you seek to govern have peace and see development in their respective communities. The legacy of peace was one of your biggest achievements both in and out of government.
The job you did with your simple three-point agenda of Human Capital Development, Infrastructural Development, and Peace & Security was truly mesmerising and you are an exemplary leader for future generations who wish to follow the world of politics. A leader who doesn’t have to let blood to achieve government’s will -still wondering how hard it was for you to make governance seem so easy.
You have many fantastic qualities but among the top of them is that you are incredibly calm in the face of turbulence situation. You also do not put yourself first before the needs the of generality of those you have served and still serving.
Asamaigor! It’s noteworthy to say you are also a dependable, trustworthy and always there to offer your wisdom to all class of persons, which benefits each and every one of us for the greater good.
One striking secret I have to share with the world since working closely with you is that as one gets closer to you, his or her words become fewer.
You have guided us all in the right direction and motivated us to do our very best.
I just wanted you to know on your birthday day how much you are admired and respected. Thank you for being such a wonderful leader!
As millions across the globe you have touched through your human-face government celebrate on this natal day, I pray God to not only prosper you, but to bless you with sound health of mind and body.
Happy 66 Cheers, Asamaigor!
Monoyo Edon, Media Assistant to former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, wrote from Warri in Delta State.