By Binebai Princewill
Former commisioner for Trade and Business Development, Bayelsa State, Hon. Stanley Braboke has reiterated that Niger Deltans will continue to celebrate high Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo.
Hon. Braboke, one of the most outstanding commisioner in the last administration of Dickson, Bayelsa State made the assertion recently in Yenagoa while celebrating Tompolo on his birth anniversary.
The former Bayelsa State commissioner had particularly described Tompolo as a leader with many positive colours, stressing that the sacrifices of the living legend towards reconstructing a better Niger Delta region will be something that will be engraved in the hearts of the people.
Hon. Braboke while celebrating the Niger Delta living hero has called on a united Ijaw nation, adding that it is only in unity that the Ijaw nation can get to its desired destination in the Nigerian State.
Braboke acknowledged Tompolo as a strong force to reckon with in the history of Niger-Delta due to his selfless sacrifices, struggle and agitation for the emancipation and development of the region and its people.
He said 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.
He 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.