Wants a more united Ijaw nation
By Binebai Princewill
A leading Niger Delta under water veteran diver, Mr. Freeborn Igere, also known as the under water prophet has congratulated high Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo on his 49th birth anniversary.
The under water prophet issued the congratulatory message to newsmen in Warri yesterday, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper.
According to him, Tompolo’s agitation in the repositioning of the Niger Delta have no doubt brought some level of development to the region, adding that he remains a leader to emulate by others in the region.
Freeborn Igere had called on sons and daughters of Ijaw nation and Niger Deltans to always protect their own no matter what, adding that the picture earlier painted about Tompolo, the Ijaw people and the Niger Delta region by some section of the media is not true as Ekpemupolo remains one of the most peaceful leader in the country.
However, diver Freeborn had called on the Ijaw nation to be more united to brace up for the challenges ahead, adding that it is only a united Ijaw nation that can drive home the needed development.
Nevertheless, Igere had described Tompolo as a symbol of unity in Niger Delta, maintaining that his contributions towards the growth and development of the region over time have earned him being a living legend in the region.
In his words:Tompolo is a man of peace, he has impacted many lives positively, he has sacrificed a lot including his personal happiness for the general good of the region.
“He is not a corrupt man as enemies would want to paint him, he has proven his leadership to every Ijaw communities and beyond in Nigeria, he has fought and visibly brought development to some parts of the region, such a man can’t be a bad person as strange quarters claim.
“Making peace with Tompolo will be for the betterment of the country, it is my prayer that whoever that wants his downfall shall not see the light of the day. God will guard and protect him to fulfil his heart desires in life.
“It is at the risk of repetition that I want to once again congratulate you, Odokorikodo on your glowing 49th birth anniversary”. Freeborn Igere stated.