RT. HON. FRIDAY OSANEBI, THE STAR THAT SHINES BRIGHTEST IN NDOKWA NATION By Snr Comr. Idi Presley Ifeanyichukwu:
"The hallmark of a good leader is not just in his ability to rule well but also his ability to nurture and groom his followers cum associates and in this regard Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi, has greatly excelled".
Life they say is a journey, and in every journey there is always a man destined to lead and Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi is that man. They may envy all they want, they may criticize all they want but they certainly can not take your shine away, for you MY BOSS is the brightest amongst all the many shining stars abound our land.
I have been called names, i have been accused unjustly by a select few but all their antics doesn't flinch me one bit for i know working with you is surely the best and quickest path to attracting development to our people.
In spreading your good works, i have been tagged a praise singer and today i am going to fulfill that tag fully with this piece, so that whenever they label me the name again, I shall indeed smile and answer it with all honour and excellence.
Many years ago, you created a pathway for our youths, laying a solid foundation and providing the needed platform for us youths of Ndokwa Nation to excel greatly, you became our torch bearer, our pyramid and the symbol of our collective struggle, oh truly if not for your sacrifice what would have been the fate of our youths today.
I remember talking to my dear brother Sunny Enujeke one particular night some four months ago during the height of the agitation for the OFN FUNDS, and he was telling me how well you spoke at a meeting he attended, giving me facts not fictions as to enable me see the true picture of the various issues some persons were accusing you of and immediately, I screamed out laughing and said clearly "Sunny o, Hon. don brain wash you oo" but the very day we met at your office, even me people call brilliant, even me most call a very sound intellectual and a man of many knowledge, was totally awed, bewildered and left speechless as you kept giving me properly thought out answers one after the other to every single question i placed across to you and by the time our meeting ended, i was left with nothing but pure admiration for you, believing totally in the phrase "Never judge a book by its cover especially when that cover is being written by someone else". I said to myself right there, alas Sunny was truly brain washed but only with the truth.
I smile when they talk about you and i laugh even more when the same set of persons criticizing you call me to give commendations to your good work privately, asking to be carried along. I do not fret when i read their baseless accusations, I do not worry when they start their petty gossip, neither do i break a sweat when they say i am singing you praises, for indeed only great men enjoy such luxuries.
They called me a sell out for deciding to work with you and now i dare to ask this, "when has it become a crime to work with my kinsman?", but should they say its a crime, then this is one crime i regret not committing earlier than i did, as i rather sell out to the one man whom has the solid interest of my people at heart, the one man whom has shown so much desire for the welfare and general well being of the Ndokwa youths, the one man whom is investing so much in the education of our young youths in a bid to help shape their future better, giving them over one hundred scholarship in less than one week, the one man who is currently building ultra modern blocks of class rooms in all wards of Ndokwa East so as to enable our little ones learn in a more conducive environment and above all the one whom has continued to better the lives of our people through live changing empowerment and solid human capacity developmental programs. Should they still say i have sold out even after reading this, please permit me boss to resell to you again, for i rather be a sell out who imparted positively in the lives of our people through your good office than be he who keeps finding faults yet never contributes to the welfare of our people.
Once upon a time Ndokwa Youths could not speak out in the affairs of the state, not because we don't know what to say but because we had no torch bearer, but today if the Itsekiri Youths call on Ayiri or Ejele and the Urhobo Youth calls on Igho Sanomi, we the Gallant Youths of Ndokwa Nation have the Otunba 1 of Africa Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi to call upon.
Your achievements have giving us due relevance and created a pride of place for us and today i can boldly stand and speak up anywhere to say i am truly, a proud Youth from Ndokwa Nation and this is a legacy nobody not even your fiercest critics can take away from you.
Yes, i know you may not be 100 percent perfect and i know you may have your flaws for as human this is only natural, as God almighty alone remains the only all perfect being, but i want you to know this, despite your flaws, despite your shortcomings and imperfections, you still remain the very best Ndokwa Nation has ever had and i am convinced fully without doubts that one day you shall fulfill the dreams, yearnings and aspirations of our people for an Ndokwa Man becoming the number one citizen of our beloved Delta State.
You have done well but don't relent, do not stop neither should you pause your good works but rather continue doing even more, empower our youths and women the more so as for them to be self sustained, continue your developmental stride, continue on your human capacity development and people oriented ideology, attract more infrastructural development to our people, give our students even more scholarships and make our schools more convenient for our little ones to learn and whenever you can, please create employment opportunities for our youths like you have always done.
Without mincing words you are the best already but you can still be better than the best as there is no limit to what you can achieve, continue your giant strides so that at the end even those that sit in the comfort of their arm chair to criticize would be the same set of people spreading the message of your good works to all corners of our land and even beyond.
Let them call this a love letter, let them call it a piece written for the sake of stomach infrastructure, i sincerely do not mind but i want you to know this, i am committed to your ideologies of a better life for our people, i am loyal to your cause of restoring fully the pride of place for our youths and my support for you in delivering the dividends of democracy to our people is totally Unshakable.
Despair not when they make your achievements a point of discuss all over Ndokwa Nation, worry not when they try to drag your name into any issue they wanna talk about, for even they know YOUR STAR IS THE BRIGHTEST and anything associated with it becomes great instantly, as truly you are THE VERY BEST, THE BRIGTHEST AND YOUR SHINE CAN NEVER BE STOPPED.
You are a good leader and an even better follower, one so humble yet so passionate about his people and its an honour to be called one of your closest and trusted Disciples and I know for a fact that surely our partnership shall make our land great.
I would have to end this here so as to be very brief, for should i be allowed to continue days would pass before its read to the end but before i stop punching my keypad i want you to know this, "your success is my utmost concern, being an asset to your journey and not a liability is my innermost desire and i am dedicated to contributing my own quota on issues that will better the lives of our people.
MY NAME IS SNR. COMR. IDI PRESLEY IFEANYICHUKWU AND MY LOYALTY TO RT. HON. COMR. OTUNBA FRIDAY OSANEBI, CAN NEVER BE RIVALED.
God Bless the DEPUTY SPEAKER…