A SHORT TRIBUTE TO MY FOSTER FATHER…MAN OF ADMIRABLE PERSONALITY – Tribute By Apostle Victor Sorokwu
A man with a sound and sane mind…only dictated to by his conscience, which was open to truth, forthrightness, fairness, justice and peace.
You depicted the stern image, attributes and moustache of the TV character, SAMANJA; keeping liars and dubious characters at arms length.
You indeed took baffling but manly decisions in life after consulting with your conscience and interestingly they ended in peace.
When I was younger, I heard people say someone has a large heart; I grew to know you as a practical ensample of that attribute.
I learnt from you to stand alone without company even before a crowd of bandwagon yesmen, once your decision is at peace with your conscience.
You were father to all and treated none as an outsider. You took me in – a fatherless lad – at the cradle of my career, seeking entry into the journalism profession.
You accomodated me and subsumed all my domestic liabilities without formal request. Yes, I owe you a debt of gratitude for giving me the enabling habitation to birth my journalism career.
I take solace in this fact – you were consummately replicated in your direct seven seeds; in whom your handsome, forthright, kindhearted, goodly nature is conspicuously manifest.
ADIEU DIOKPA BRIGHT OLISENEDEZE OKOH, ODOGWU OCHI-AGHA & PRESIDENT GENERAL OF EJEME-UNOR.