Col Umar outlines leadership qualities Ojukwu’s successor must possess



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar  has listed what he believes are the leadership qualities anyone seeking to succeed late Chief Odimgwu Ojukwu  must possess .Umar , a former governor of Kaduna state in a statement  today  titled : Contenders and Pretenders to Ndigbo Leadership”  said   hard work, brilliance ,independence of mind , humility and altruism  were the qualities that earned Ojukwu the respect of all and sundry.

In Umar’s words “ Whoever emerges  as the Eze Igbo must possess those leadership which earned the late Eze-gbo the loyalty of Ibos worldwide and admiration of most Nigerians- hard work , brilliance ,independence of mind ,charisma ,humility and above all atruism.”

The former governor who had  a very warm  relationship with Ojukwu said “You cannot succeed the late Eze Igbo by mere lamentation of the marginalization and persecution of Ibos and issuing orders  for them to relocate  back to their ancestral land.Nor can you succeed by a campaign strategy that seeks to prove how loyal you were  to the late Ikemba or resorting to the issuance of flambouyant eulogies of him.

Read Umar’s statement below:

Contenders and Pretenders to Ndigbo Leadership

As the nation mourns the passing of one of its great leaders,Eze Igbo Gburugburu,Chief Emeka Odimegwu  Ojukwu,the struggle to succeed him  has already commenced.It has therefore become necessary to observe  that the successor to Eze Igbo Gburugburu,if there is need for one, must earn his position.

You cannot succeed the late Eze Igbo by mere lamentation of the marginalization and persecution of Ibos and issuing orders  for them to relocate  back to their ancestral land.Nor can you succeed by a campaign strategy that seeks to prove how loyal you were  to the late Ikemba or resorting to the issuance of flambouyant eulogies of him.

Whoever emerges  as the Eze Igbo must possess those leadership which earned the late Eze gbo the loyalty of Ibos worldwide and admiration of most Nigerians- hardwork ,brilliance ,independence of mind ,charisma ,humility and above all atruism.

Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar (Retd)

 

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