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Dele Momodu Ovation publisher says he and Amaechi fell in love at first sight

Momodu said, via an article titled, “Amaechi and his Fanatical Fans”, that his relationship with the former governor was that of ‘mutual love at first sight’.

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The publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu has opened up on his relationship with former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi.

Momodu said, via an article titled, “Amaechi and his Fanatical Fans”, that his relationship with the former governor was that of ‘mutual love at first sight’.

“This special tribute is to put on record the reason why some of us are quite zealous about Amaechi. It is impossible to meet Amaechi and not feel his deep ardour for Nigeria. His style is simple but classy. Most times his dressing is usually understated. As Governor, he drove himself most times. He believes more in action than glamour,” the publisher said in the article which was published on ThisDay’s website on October 24, 2015.

The article continues:

“Our relationship was that of mutual love at first sight. I had visited his office over ten years ago when he was Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. He sounded very intelligent, smart and passionate about the development of Nigeria in general and Rivers State in particular. He also appreciated my zeal for Nigeria and its success.”

“We exchanged numbers and spoke a couple of times thereafter. Subsequently, on one occasion he came to Ghana for a conference of Parliamentarians. He got in touch and I invited him over to my house for lunch. I was greatly honoured when he arrived with the then Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Bello Masari and many others. Our relationship blossomed from there on.”

“Somehow, I had a feeling that Amaechi was going to go far in politics and I watched and followed him with keen interest and rapt attention. His fearless nature was a much needed ingredient in politics. After spending two terms as Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, he made an attempt to run the Governorship race but encountered countless obstacles that were erected by powerbrokers.”

“For me the biggest contribution of Amaechi is how he placed national interest above sectional and primordial sentiments. History would have high regard for him in the future, and generations unborn would read about his gallant efforts, if and when this latest gamble of a Buhari Presidency pays off. This is what has acquired for him today a cult followership at home and abroad. The deafening ovation he received at the National Assembly precincts only a couple of days ago was therefore a token of our appreciation for him being a truly exceptional Nigerian.”

“My sincere wish is for God to grant him more wisdom and the spirit of forgiveness now and in the future. Some have wronged him no doubt just like he must also have wronged others but he must demonstrate that he has risen above the disappointment and trauma engendered by such before God and man. There is no sweeter revenge than God taking up your fight all the time and ensuring that you are victorious. Amaechi’s story is a salutary lesson in this regard.”

Momodu had earlier urged Nigerians via Twitter to keep vigil and pray for Amaechi to ensure a successful ministerial screening by the Senate.


Amaechi’s screening was delayed by a petition filed against him by three Senators from his state and also by three postponements of the exercise by the Senate.


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