By Binebai Princewill

The Ogulagha Kingdom Youth Council (OKYC) in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State has congratulated High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo on his birth anniversary.

This was contained in a statement personally signed by Comr. Roland Dede, President of the Ogulagha Kingdom Youth Council (OKYC) on behalf of the entire youths in Ogulagha, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide earlier today.

President Dede had particularly described Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo as the bridge between ancient and modern Ijaw tradition and Culture, a living hero and the pride of Niger Delta region.

The President who is an advocate of good governance had in the statement wished Tompolo a happy and glamorous birthday celebration, adding that he has always kept the flare of Ijaw tradition alive in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Ogulagha Kingdom and Ijaw nation in general, stressing that Niger Deltans are proud of him.

The statement acknowledged Tompolo as a strong force to reckon with in the history of Niger-Delta due to his selfless sacrifices, struggles and agitations for the emancipation and development of the region and its people.

They continued that Tompolo’s name and his agitations in the Niger-Delta have brought great infrastructural and human capital development to the region and will never be forgotten in the history of humanity, as his name has already been written in gold that can never be erased.

Dede said Tompolo’s name would always be called alongside great men like late Isaac Adaka Boro and Ken Saro – Wiwa, as a living hero and the pride of Niger Delta region.

Meanwhile, OKYC had commended Niger Deltans, Ijaws and Nigerians for the massive celebrations given to Tompolo at their various levels.

Nevertheless, Dede had called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to continue to partner with Tompolo for the progress of the country.