Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru: Leaders are born and not made and to praise them, you must be grateful and must also be cautious, you have to praise from your heart.
Today, the world is full of aspiring political leaders but sadly, very few live up to the leadership ideals. In fact, many seems to severely lack some of the most important leadership qualities, such as accountability and integrity unlike Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru.
It is no coincidence that for many people, the word ‘ politician ‘ has such negative connotations. However, there are still a few who come close to the leadership ideals and who are good examples of an effective/true political leader.
Suffice to say that leadership in a political framework truly requires ‘ statesmanship ‘, which means having the integrity and willingness to stand up for what is right/truth.
Ironically, those who make good political leaders are often those who least want the position in the first place. They do not seek power but have the authority conferred upon them by others who value their judgments.
The man, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru is truly a ‘ good ‘ political leader, having been self-actualized.
It will interest you to know that his (Ogboru) characteristic traits are unwaveringly related to a good leader as he is fair and objective. He stands above his own believes to observe events objectively and does not suffer from a self – serving bias.
Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru stands above any specific religious or political views of his own and is independent of any attachment to a specific agenda. In other words, his belief expands so that it includes everyone’s belief. He has been able to move above and beyond any egoistic and primitive need for attention, power or establishing his personal agendas and work with the intention of good – for – all.
He is never into hiding the truth for the sake of looking good, as he is not a people pleaser. He is focused, as his goals, whether small or large, are reasonable and directed towards the long-term results. He helps people understand that they are accountable for their society and its outcome; and teaches them to make compromises and responsible choices. He does not support a sense of self – serving entitlement that has gone too far and is counterproductive for the society as a whole.
The ‘ People’s General ‘ as he is fondly called, does not make idealistic promises but realistic ones. He truly understands that for Delta State in particular to be a functional and healthy one, some adjustments need to be made and people need to learn to give some in order to gain some. More interesting, he is honest.
He is secure enough with himself to take personal responsibility. He is level headed and has a sense of humor. He is/has thirst for factual, expert oriented and unbiased knowledge. He does not make himself look good by assaulting others.
This implies that he does not look/take others down for himself to go up. Never! He is more of a collaborator than a competitor. He builds bridges rather than destroy them. He is a natural mediator and does not create conflicts, separations and tensions.
He (Ogboru) serves as an example of integrity and loyal to the people he chose to represent, both to the public and to other political leaders. He has resisted the various temptations and lures of the political arena. He is so courageous to stand up for the truth rather than just tell the general public what it wants to hear.
Conclusively, his leadership style has focused on coalition and building; and hates the use of manipulations to get what one wants instead of inspiration and motivation.
May God continually bless and keep the man, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, the ‘ People’s General’.
By Comrade (Sfy.) E. M. O. Esiri