A traditional Chief in Delta State, Comrade (Chief) Sheriff Mulade, has described Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, aka Tompolo as the bridge between ancient and modern Ijaw tradition and Culture, a living hero and the pride of the Niger Delta Region.
Chief Mulade, the Ibe-Sorimowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West LGA of Delta State, stated this while heartily congratulating and felicitating with High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo (TOMPOLO), the Ibe- Ebidouwei of Ijaw Nation as he clocks 49 years old on April 12th, 2020.
Mulade who is also the National Coordinator of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, wished Tompolo a happy and glamorous birthday celebration, adding that he has always kept the flare of Ijaw tradition alive in Gbaramatu Kingdom and beyond.
Chief Mulade acknowledged Tompolo as a strong force to be reckoned with in the history of Niger-Delta due to his selfless sacrifices, struggle and agitation for the emancipation and development of the region and its people.
He said Tompolo’s name and his agitations in the Niger-Delta have brought great infrastructural and human capital development to the region and will never be forgotten in the history of humanity, as his name has already been written in gold that can never be erased.
Chief Sheriff Mulade added that Tompolo’s name would always be called alongside great men like late Isaac Adaka Boro and Ken Saro – Wiwa, as a living hero and the pride of Niger Delta Region.
He called on all traditional rulers, Chiefs, community leaders, youths and the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Niger Delta Region and Nigerians in general to join in congratulating and felicitating with Tompolo on his 49th birthday.