Many has defined a Hero as who fought/survived the war and lived to tell the story, and this buttress that common say "no guts no glory". But from my own point of view, a true Hero is he who started the struggle of restoration of the sovereign State of Biafra singlehandedly and now has achieved tremendously since this agitation began, both physically, mentally and spiritually. A leader is who that stands before the force of power in the land of the Rising Sun and gave a command, and his people followed the instructions both at home and diaspora. He ordered his people to protest at Japan, and they did, he ordered his people to protest in Nuremberg Germany and they did, he ordered his people to boycott election and they did, he also ordered his men to shutdown east and they did. A leader is that man who has been influenced in his thinking by both West and East, a leader is that conqueror of death who knew that nothing could be more redemptive if physical death could be the price he would pay to free his brothers and sisters from permanent death of the spirit and mental slavery. Like some would call him a Messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extra-ordinary circumstances, he became a leader because of the great trials, tribulation, molestation and humiliation of his own brothers and sisters in the hands of their slave masters (Nigeria).

This unassuming leader and a hero have fulfilled some of the prophecies made years back in the history of the whole world, while some are about to be fulfilled. Hence on my honour, I declare that apart from what I read and the research been made in the historical books, this leader seems that Angel I saw and felt. Asking questions on how this leader came to save and lead his people to the promise land is deemed apt because to every answer you could found a new question. There is nothing more fearable to him than waking up without a program that will help him bring a little happiness to those who are poor, illiterate, ridden with terminal disease, those who have been mentally enslaved by their slave master. He stood firm and unflinching, so as to rescue his people from the hands of the jungle, hell and contraption called Nigeria diplomatically, and tirelessly he has worked effectively and efficiently in restoring back our precious values that all reality hinges on, with moral foundation that all realities have spiritual control.

Like this leader would always say "the whole world must hear us" and what have him. What manner of a leader is this? Indeed, he is a visionary leader and an indefatigable servant of his people, he is a no respecter of persons and he possesses the gift of the gab which made him a genuine leader. As a genuine leader he is never a searcher of consensus but a molder of consensus. Printed words won't be enough to enumerate his heroic deeds. These few words speak volumes of this unassuming Hero, a moralist and a disciplinarian of our time who has left indelible foot prints on impressionable youth terrain (Biafra land), generations and beyond.

Only this heroic deed makes our hearts grow stronger every waking day, because he believed in and has offered selfless service to his people, and we cherish him. Because he has imbibed and consistently exhibited the principal of "Do as I do" and not "Do as I say", we adore him. His life has been consistent with Oliver Gold Smith's epigram, "you can preach a better sermon with your life than your lips". Since, he is preaching a better sermon with his life and self-immolation than his lips, we hereby canonize him "Ohamadike 1 of Biafra land." He is a man of clear vision and divine mission who has achieved tremendously as a leader, we appreciate him as a role model, my hero at the ebb and flow of every season we shall always place a premium on you because you are a true hero/leader and a role model of our time. We must accept finite hope, that's if we must move forward, go ahead Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, we are courageous and strongly behind you.

All hail Biafra!

Written by:
Duru Chinwendu Emmanuel
For: Abia State Media

Edited by:
Solomon Elughaiwe
For: Abia State Media

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Abia State Media

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