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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Who Truly Is Chief Eze? Friends and Associates Give Their Thoughts Him


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Attempts to resolve the above poser elicited a cornucopia of thoughts from political associates, professional colleagues, friends and well wishers of Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, thus opening a floodgate of divergent views and opinions about the totality of his social behavior, professional traits and emotional characteristics especially, towards his media engagements.

Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP), is a public figure with very pleasant personality who wields an alluring influence in political engineering.

Given his sophisticated nature and very pragmatic approach to issues, it is safe to settle that Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze is an enigma whose contemporary standard of media practice has shaped and enrolled him into the class of vocal patriots with a strong moral excellence and firmness that demystify every particular definition.

He is like the proverbial elephant visited by six blind men who interpreted the proboscidean Elephantidae family member depending on the area they touched.

Some describe Eze as a restless democrat who is hellbent on instilling responsible and responsive leadership traits on political leaders, others view him as a Media Mogul who has inserted fear in the minds of unscrupulous, misguided and undemocratic minds while giving hope to voiceless Nigerians on critical issues of national importance.

Captured below are the thoughts of some of his associates, friends and media colleagues on his personality:-

Please, go through their thoughts and feel free to send in your own thought on who this man – Chief Eze is to you.

To Dr. Sule Lazarus, Chief Eze is a man of unexplainable personality that can only be described from the angle of individual experiences. He therefore, mean different personality to different people. To the less privileged, he is emancipator, to the nonperforming politicians, he is a tormentor, to the journalists, he is an inexhaustible source, blunt with facts and brutal with the truth. He can be controversial and defiant when he chooses to be. Chief Eze is kind to a fault, a fantastic giver, and philanthropist of global standing.

Describing Eze as a prolific writer, manager of men and resources, a philanthropist, sports development promoter, media consultant par excellence, highly religious, humane, vocal and an advocate of good democratic governance, Chief Paschal Njoku takes a tour down memory lane, remniscing how Chief Eze led him on the path of life.

“Eze took me to the Abuja residence of former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, in 2005, after he was conferred with the prestigious Developement In Nigeria Merit Award (DINMA). As his then Personal Assistant, I knew the risk he took as National Director, Media and Publicity, Turaki Vanguard in the fight to save Nigeria from anti democratic forces. Yes, he was part and parcel of democrats who thwarted OBJ’s misconceived 3rd Term Agenda plot…. I lack words to describe this embodiment of peace, a patriotic Nigerian and former National Publicity Secretary of defunct nPDP.

I present to you, my mentor and boss, Chief  Eze Chukwuemeka Eze.

May God continually grant you more blessing, protection, good health, and prosperity, all the days of your life, Amen.”

Hon. Ike Chinwo has this to say about Chief Eze “Eze my brother, we are encouraged and strengthened by your unrelenting efforts in exposing the extremely poor governance and directionless of the Wike’s administration in Rivers State.

In a nation where accolades and encomiums are poured on the deserving, you would’ve been celebrated nationally for your numerous features articles and press releases on diverse issues bothering on our body politics, governance and development as a nation. But please, don’t be dismayed for many out there appreciate you and your doggedness not minding whose ox is gored especially at this perilous time.

May God continue to endow you with knowledge, strength and wisdom. God bless you and your family”.

The thought of Chief Obioha here captures Chief Eze as a role model – “…the man that guided me on how to excel during my service year in 1992/93 Service Year.

Chief Eze had served some years before me as the Corps Liaison Officer and Chairman Corps Members Association Adamawa State. Full of knowledge and experience in the system, he mentored me on how to be the best Corps Member and I eventually made it.

I keep remembering him for his magnanimity and the way he supported him to succeed.

I pray God to keep blessing and promoting him. May he continue to harvest good health, long life and prosperity.”- Hon Chief Greg Obioha.

“Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze is a fearless , creative, ingenious breed. His brain perhaps has extra grey matter. He is my  brother who  is innovative , diligent, consistent, focused and hardworking.” – Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside

“Prince TJT Princewill confesses how Eze’s media publications have tuned into learning materials for his kids at home “Chief Eze, do you know that my wife, Rosemary is using your treatise to teach my children about why Daddy is always off to Nigeria. Can you imagine? And she has been saving all of them. Your write ups are now lecture notes in my house. From now, I will be calling you Chief Prof. Eze Chukwuemeka Eze.

A well principled man and a very very good friend. You have continued to do me proud and show us all why you are a mega asset, not only to Rivers state and to Nigeria, but to the world. You were global well before there was any thing called WhatsApp. I have no doubt that you will soon go universal seeing that your messages reach our maker directly. Please continue to let your good works speak for you and your conscience be your guide. Speaking truth to power is a quality reserved for only a few. That my brother is you” –  Prince Tonye Princewill.

“You are one of a kind Sir. Each time I read your writeup I wonder how you manage to come up with such crafts. Despite your political leaning you are good at what you do. God bless you for contributing to knowledge” – Christian Eze Ahukanna

“My Chief, the Chukwumerije of Our time, the greatest 🖊 pen master of this generation, the selfless, fearless One man squad, Almighty God is already with you,” – Hon  Kingsley K. Eben.

Prince TJT Princewill confesses how Eze’s media publications have tuned into learning materials for his kids at home “Chief Eze, do you know that my wife, Rosemary is using your treatise to teach my children about why Daddy is always off to Nigeria. Can you imagine? And she has been saving all of them. Your write ups are now lecture notes in my house. From now, I will be calling you Chief Prof. Eze Chukwuemeka Eze.

“Stars are not numbered because it’s numerous in our eyes. That’s how to describe the talents of this great positive social liberator general of our time call Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze.

All through the period I have known you, you have never seized speaking up against evil in our society. Enemies are abound because you fearlessly expose them through your bold writings. Yes it’s true they may hate you but I’m convinced beyond doubt that your enjoy the love, prayers,  kindness and support of majority because oppressors are normally and naturally in minority all over human history.

Since you enjoy majority appulse it…” – Dr Omenazu Jackson.”

“From his days with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, down to his period of service as National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP) and to this day, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has continued to soar in the province of politics and Journalism, traversing every area of human engagement with his bleeding pen and permanently implanting his footprints in the sands of time with the instrumentality of the print, social and electronic media.

Very big congratulations to a media czar, nationalist, patriot, progressive, political bootstrapper, and philanthropist, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka.” Barr. Oge Okparanta

Chf. Chukwuemeka Eze  is a fantastic writer and one of the front line creative and visionary minds behind Media Politicking in Nigeria.

Chief Eze as he’s fondly called is a determined personality with strong work ethic, this attribute have brought him to the fore front in the Nigerian Media/Social media industry” – Prince Obarinee Wai-Ogosu

“Dear Chief, I begin by commending you to the word of faith in the Holy Writ as follows:

“Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever: for wisdom and might are His.

And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth Kings, and setteth up Kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

He revealeth the deep and secret things: He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him.” (Daniel 2:20-22).

Chief, the above testimony of Daniel is a reflection of your life as a Writer and media mogul. Rivers State and our dear country has benefited from your wisdom and knowledge. Your dexterity in continuously unraveling the deep and secret things in our polity is evidence that God’s light dwells in you.

The forces of darkness who are at war in perpetuity with Truth and harbingers of Light are ill at ease with your stance but they are vanquished already. Two, be comforted that having used God’s manifest gifts in your life for the advancement, betterment and progress of our contemporary society, you have discharged the Writer’s burden as the moral compass of society. Your noble place in History is assured therefore” – Barr Eli Sogbeye

“Eze, you are simply an enigma, Sir. A rugged and consistent fighter beyond any imagination. You stand out, quite unlike those that milk dry and run. You’re such a highly considerate strategist that is feared and highly revered with undeniable truth of being a man of the people. Even as they hide in their closets, they know you’re real” – Kensington.

“I describe Eze as an enigma!

I am here to say just one thing: You are more than a survivor but a Conqueror!

You conquered death

You conquered naysayers

You conquered Evil-Merodach of our times

You conquered even the pen!

You shall be so regarded for all your efforts in the name of Jesus Christ.

I celebrate you today and always!!!”- Lady Oby Ndukwe.

“I want to unequivocally commend your fearlessness and doggedness in fighting the pen battles that have politically changed the tides and course of actions in this country. An APC chieftain who never minced words in expressing his dislike to injustice and corruption,the twin monsters that have bedevilled Nigeria’s governance, Chief Eze has been playing a behind the scene actions that serve a catalyst to the political revolution taking place in Nigeria today. Chief, you may not have been announced as holding one political position or the other but your literary adroitness and excellent practice of journalism has practically placed you above your contemporaries and brought you to the fore in Nigeria governance. As you continue to lend your voice politically and spiritually in creating sanity in governance in Nigeria,may the good Lord continue to renew your years like the Eagle’s” – Apst. Michael Ude.

“Your pen has always been an instrument for shattering the visible and hidden fortresses of the bearers of deceptive half-truths, the harbingers of bare-faced treachery and destructive innuendos, intended to tarnish the Innocent, out of sheer envy.

In you, I have come to realise that any battle motivated by endearing LOYALTY and the LOVE to enthrone Justice, is so amply gratifying and easily self-sustaining. People keep asking, what is the source of Chief EZE’S “fuel”, strength and inelastic drive? Simply put: his uncompromising commitment to a good man, our CRA and Hon Minister of Transportation. He is also the helmsman of the Country’s unprecedented ferroviaire revolution.

On my part, I have been applying to enlist into your formidable Air Tactical Squadron, that makes all the Abes, the Igos, and the Tony Okochas, etc scamper for safety, whenever you are airborne. I pray the symbolism of this day’s occasion facilitates that quest, for my speedy recruitment.

May God protect, strengthen, and give you the wisdom and inspiration for future battles.” Chief – O. J. Akiri

What is your own view about Chief Eze?