By: Amaka Obi
Sir(Dr)Felix Chuks Okonji(OMELORA) is a visionary, patriotic, compassionate and humble leader who has over the years demonstrated and set a higher bar of exceptional leadership at the community, LGA, and State levels. OMELORA as some call him even though he prefer being called Sir(Dr)Felix Chuks Okonji, is a practical and exceptional role model to millions of people, as a man who has contributed to the development of people at various levels.
Sir, I salute the courage, patriotism and boundless energy you have brought into leadership, especially the focus on people oriented development. Wise diplomacy, humility and generosity distinguished Sir Felix Chuks Okonji from other leaders.
Okonji’s generosity and attractive traits of personality has won him millions of friends, followers and many awards. A very humble leader that knows how to placate enemies as well as win friends. This is one impressive quality or trait that so much inspires people that makes him lovable by all, even his critics.
While some leaders like him alienate people, especially at this period of hardship, Sir Felix Chuks Okonji(OMELORA) makes friends readily.A man of the people and man of the moment who has truly and practically demonstrated an uncommon goodwill towards Oshimili people which has earned him millions of great admirers.
For the few who may not know him very well, Sir Felix Chuks Okonji is a foremost philanthropist, an entrepreneur, Real Estate Mogul, a servant of God and politician. As an entrepreneur, he is one of the highest employer of Oshimili North people in Lagos State. A man of many parts who has built credibility, competence, character and capacity, and have touched lives positively and demonstrated untiring love for the people. A man whose philanthropic gestures knows no bounds.
At the onset of COVID-19 pandemic and its devastation on the economy, especially the pockets of people, OMELORA, because of his philanthropic, generous nature, and his ability to reach out, helped Oshimili North and South residents in providing palliatives in cash and kind more than any individual or organization in Delta State and this gesture won him many awards by different reputable organizations including prayers by Oshimili residents.
He didn’t end by giving palliatives, he also engaged on public advocacy to sensitize Oshimili residents on the danger of the virus and the need to observe guidelines put in place by Delta State Government to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
According to Sir Felix Chuks Okonji(OMELORA) while giving out palliatives “if I had the will, I would have fed the world. No atom of kindness in this turbulent time to a fellow is a waste of resources”.
For me, People must have this quality to be called a leader or man of the people.To be called a leader or a man of the people, such person should have impacted significantly on the people, and must have an open mind and heart, and has added value to people.
In my life history at my level, I have not known a man like Sir Felix Chuks Okonji(OMELORA), who attaches great importance to poverty eradication and lifting the people out the various stages of poverty and helping people achieve their dreams and success including raising people to various leadership levels.
My prayers everyday is for God to raise more leaders like Sir Felix Chuks Okonji(OMELORA), I have not seen a compassionate leader like him Leadership Must Be By Example Or It Is Not Leadership.
Even his fierce critics will tell you, ” the man is a good man o, don’t mind negative things we may talk about him o, you know we are in politics, the level OMELORA is today, to dismantle him, we need to throw some muds at him too. But deep down my brother, the man is good, we love him, and he knows”.
Omelora is not not just a candidate for Delta State House of Assembly aspirant for the Oshimili North Constituency on the platform of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM),he is a liberation, he is a sign of good tidings, a beacon of hope and a voice that will give succor to the helpless. It is time to free our consciousness from dirty politics that has clouded our mindset on party politics, we must vote on personality this time around.
I pray that the Almighty God will grant him more years of good health, strength and wisdom to continue to serve Delta State, God and humanity.