By Esogibe Ikenna
In any election, there are contenders and pretenders who cheer up various political parties with their antics and strategies, that’s the beauty of democracy.
Most times, the pretenders make the most and loudest noise to the advantage of the core contender. Money may be out of place but experience, credibility and exposure are vital ingredients to garnish political outing. Prior to the 2011 general election in Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere had remained an ardent supporter and promoter of Governor Okorocha and his visions long before some present sycophants came in to serve under the rescue mission government.
Eze Madumere as a strong ally of Governor Okorocha before his arrival to Douglas House showcased his political doggednes, prowess and sagacity towards ensuring that the present administration was installed in Imo State, but today, those who do not know how they were brought in are the ones shouting up and down against the Deputy Governor of Imo State just to curry favour from those concerned.
The Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, as a no nonsense administrative czar has remained the best bride for every individuals in the state not minding their political affiliations, this is as a result of his unwavering and unlimited personal relationships with virtually every Imolites who care to lend him a helping ear to listen his good messages been spread across every divides in the three zones of the state.
A man after God’s own heart, a quintessential political magicians who goes hundred (100) steps ahead of his political arch-rival before they begin to wake up from slumber. A man whose humility has reshaped people’s mental dictators to decipher how good and adoring it appears to be gentle in mind but radically sagastic in nature.
One wonders why the condition of the state has become very bastardized, shaterred and rumpled. It is very obvious that since the Prince of Mbieri Ancient kingdom became angry over the inhuman treated meted out on him by people who should appreciate his human services, otherwise, the present issue rubbishing the state would have been corrected. As a conflict resolution expert, Eze Madumere would have used his wide spread contacts to nip all the ugly trend of image reduction in the bud, but now that the system has been truncated, who can bail the cat?
Madumere as a person ensured that all waring and opposing views against the rescue mission government were resolved. He has brought everyone together and made them to remain as an indivisible and indesoluble entity. Suffice to say that Eze Madumere is a unifying factor in areas the rescue government recorded successes. A typical example of his expertise in conflict resolution was the role he played in stopping what would have appeared as huge blood bath at Irete in Owerri West LGA.
It is easy to ignore politicians but it is very risky to abandon your second in command, because the world sees him or her as the backbone under which the activities of your works revolve. How could a wife ignore her husband and still wants to be pregnant? The summary means divorce. Eze Madumere has been ignored but he cannot be wished off with a wave of hand, after all his God created him without the consent of his enemies.