NED NWOKO: PATRIOT, WARRIOR, LEGEND

Yesterday Tuesday 16th July, a sad day in the history of delta north, the date the Supreme Court gave it’s verdict on the long drawn delta north senatorial battle between my political father and benefactor Prince Ned Nwoko and Peter Nwaoboshi, finally it was settled in favor of Peter but only just!

The decision of the court drawn majorly from the simple technical fact of filling out of time, yes the victory of the star prince at the end of the primary election was never disputed , the court has given it’s verdict but the reactions that followed has made it clear that this wasn’t the will of the Supreme Almighty, and neither was it what the people of delta north had hoped for!

Like the patriot he is, Ned Nwoko wasn’t swayed by emotions, calmly he accepted the court judgement and asked his followers to move on, to him the development of his people means more, he may have lost the battle to represent them at the Senate, but he certainly hasn’t lost his will to bring development to the region.

Unlike other politicians, Ned Nwoko is a brand, a brand so big it encompasses and affects so many facets of the every day life of our people, truthfully Ned doesn’t need the Senate to grow his brand, the Senate needed Ned more, Ned only needed the Senate as an opportunity to serve his people , honestly speaking Ned didn’t lose the case, Delta North did!

The battle may have dragged on for months, still the Star Prince remains unshaken , with the forces he had to contend with from the very beginning of the senatorial race, it’s crystal clear that indeed Ned is a Warrior, for only a man filled with supernatural strength and abilities could have fought the way he fought, his opponent though victorious at the court, he is battle weary already, with the scars he took likely to stick for a lifetime!

With all Prince Ned Nwoko has done for delta northerners, with how well he proved eager to be of service to his people , there is no doubt his place in the history of delta north as a legend is sealed forever , from one generation to the next, tales of the legend of Prince Ned Munir Nwoko, the man who stood to be counted when others ran will be passed from fathers to sons and from mothers to daughters!

The senatorial race may have ended but delta northerners and Nigerians in general holds the Prince in the highest regards , to many he remains their Senator, and in him they believe the pathway to the future will be ushered!

Idi Presley Ifeanyichukwu, a writer, political strategist, analyst and motivational speaker writes from Ushie, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.