…Tompolo, a repository of the struggle

It gives us inextricable joy as we join well-meaning Niger Deltans and friends across Nigeria today to celebrate our leader, the repository of the struggle and indeed a cultural figure, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo).

While reading the encomiums on Tompolo’s birthday, we indeed feel inspired and proud that we were part and parcel of a movement against economic servitude, political marginalisation and unmitigated environmental degradation of our people.

High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, (G.O.C) embodies the strength of the British Army, during the days of the Napoleonic Wars, who truly indeed is the last man standing.

As your followers, we salute your courage; your sacrifice; your indispensable contributions and your love for all. These virtues of you symbolised, has engendered peace and has given our people a place to confidently sit dictate the economic and political clime. You are a blessing to the Ijaw Nation in particular and Niger Delta in general. Once more, we salute you, Sir!

We pray that the Almighty God will bestow His blessings upon you and guide you as you pave new paths and blaze new trails our leader.

Congratulations, Sir and many happy returns.

Josiah Oyakonghan aka Commander Oyimi, Chairman of MADND and former Warlord of MEND.