Iniobong Ememobong :The Uncommon Transformer of our time
By Abasiama Etukakpan, Uyo.
Like him or not,he is the nightmare of the opposition party in Akwa Ibom State. Former Special Adviser to the Governor on Students Matters, Former Special Assistant to the Governor on Political Affairs, Former President,National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS) and currently the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Akwa Ibom State.
After successful tenures in several positions he has held since his days as a National Student Leader when he cut his political tooth and was discovered by God almighty till date as the image maker of his great party,the PDP,Ini Ememobong has made an indelible mark in the footprints of history. He has defended the course of his party,PDP objectively and has redefined the face of public relations and image branding in Nigeria.
He is a young gentleman with burning ambition for success and to get to the top acheolon of his career, Ini has been a role model to many youths in today’s political history. He is indeed a colossus worthy to be emulated by many .
Few days ago, the story of how he rewarded his younger brothers and loyalists for their steadfastness and loyalty to his party and the government of Deacon Udom Emmanuel went viral on social media and it amazed me that we have this kind of leaders and public office holders in our society.
Two parcels of land were given out to two of his close allies.I was falgabasted that any one can do such a thing in our society today. He did not give them a car, a tricycle or even a motorcycle but a parcel of land with documents to their names.Well, many can call it what they like but personally, I simply will call it “an
Uncommon Gesture from an Uncommon Publicity Secretary “.
Records has it that over ten of those kind of lands have been given out in the past, cars of uncountable numbers have been shared and many other life touching items have been given out to many youths who were lucky to have their destinies tied to a pragmatic leader and a gentleman of many parts like Ini Ememobong.
Why I have written down this piece is because the gesture by Ini Ememobong is rare and has never been seen in this part of the world.This is what I can truly call an “Uncommon Gesture”. This young men are today property owners and the land will only appreciate without depreciating in a matter of years. Show a man how to fish rather than give him a fish is among the political ideologies of Ini Ememobong which he has been showcasing to the world.
This same young man has also produced many key office holders today,he doesn’t believe that he alone should eat, over two serving board members were recommended by Ini Ememobong, a serving and former Supervisor was made possible through the leadership style of Ini Ememobong, Chairmen of Councils have been made through his leadership tutelage and many other offices in Akwa Ibom State. This is what I call true leadership and “Uncommon Gesture “.
He(Ini)has proven to the world that if a young man is given opportunity, he will do better than this old hands that believe a young man should continue coming to their houses in the morning and answer, “Yes Sir” and will continue to call them “Sir” without thinking of their lives and future. He has made the younger generation proud and I wish to commend him for his leadership foresight and magnanimity. To him, he is doing his best and what he knows how to do best by touching the lives of his people, to me, he has sowed a seed he shall reap in bounty in a matter of time to come.
Ini Ememobong should as a matter of urgency open a leadership school to train our politicians and upcoming politicians on the right path to lead others and on the right path to change and touch the lives of young people. He is a rare gem and a spectacular leader with a difference and class in leadership .