By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja.
All Progressive Congress (APC) female governorship aspirant, Mrs. Blessing Ekele has been described as one benevolent Creature of the universe that has become the pride of Olamaboro community of Kogi and a great icon in human development in the society.
A social crusader, James Adama who the administrator of ‘Olamaboro Connect’,(OLC) , a youth group made these remarks in his address at the weekend in Iga, in Olamaboro local government area of Kogi state at on Thursday.
The APC Chieftain who the guest of honour at the function was described as a torchbearer in politics and a Beacon of hope for young people in the community and the society at large.
Adama postulated that the Chieftaincy tittle holder from Uke kingdom Nasarawa State is qualified to be referred to as a legend and hero of” our” generation, and one achiever that has impacted positively on the society with her Midas touch.
“I felt no remorse in putting words together this special day to celebrate an Amazon of our time, a personality whose intelligence, patriotism, integrity, selflessness, doggedness and sagacity have not only brought pride and honour to her immediate household and Olamaboro community but Kogi State and the nation at large”, Comrade Adama expressed.
Adama also commended Ekele who contested for All Progressive Congress (APC) Governorship ticket alongside with Governor Yahaya Bello in the last governorship election in Kogi is one Woman that God has sent to liberate the downtrodden in the society stated that she is a natural leader of this generation whose desires is to do great things to others, more than herself.
“You have used your leadership skills, resource management and blazing skill to underwrite so many initiatives. We are so proud to call you our teacher, mentor, leader, and a mother”, he said.
He also posited further that she has assisted in defining the limit of the aspirations for the girl child education in the community, hinted that Ekele is a symbol of all the qualities younger women should possess and that her moral contributions in making the last Olamaboro Connect project a reality remains evergreen.
Shedding more light, he said through her pet projects like ”liberal female youth empowerment and development foundation; women empowerment; encouraging and supporting girl- child education”, among others, HRM has brought to bear his contributions to the development and emancipation of mankind from challenges of life.
Adama noted that no wonder that her sterling quality was spotted by the highly respected Yakanajie, Uke kingdom in Nassarawa state as it conferred their revered and highest traditional chieftaincy title of the land for women folks , Magajia 1, on her few years ago.
However, Comrade Adama urges HRM to exercise “capacity for tolerance, understanding, forgiveness and allow God to fulfill His promise in her life”, saying that Ekele should not take it that she has arrived, but rather, renew her strength for greater responsibilities which lies ahead.