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My heart felt tribute to great Madiba

09 December 2013, 13:11 Jibunor George Chuks

His memories lives forever. He was a heaven sent to his generation. For me, great Madiba still lives. Have you ever imagined, if for instance we have one person like him each in every country in Africa, what Africa would've have become by now, oh heaven knows, we would've have been so great.

 A man, just a man, whom every countries talks about, sing's praises of him and nice comments of him. Who can doubt were he is resting now, no one, but God knows. Many leaders have not learn anything yet from his life. Its so appalling that we are only interested in declaring three(3) days mourning, I am not criticizing this but with what intentions? He left so many good things for us to peak from and make our country a better place. I will peak some of his great quotes just to use and refresh our minds little. He became president after he was released from prison and he had the humility, accommodating mind, forgiving heart to invite the chief judge that prosecuted him to a lunch in his residence, oh, that was passionate and touchy. Just as Jesus Christ asked His Father to forgive those that crucified Him. Isn't that great from this man, Madiba, it is.

His sentence and truth made him to say “difficulties breaks some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end”. Even in the prison, he still believed that the plot of the bad leaders who sent him to jail has not fulfilled, because God only knows his destiny. He said “if I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man”. He was never afraid of anyone but stands for the truth like Jesus Christ. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people”.  What do we have now in Africa and Nigeria?

 He said! “Good leaders lead from the back-and let others believe they are in front”, he was truly a good leader. Opposition parties looses election and they will never accept defeat rather they will go on with resentment. Hear his thought! “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies”.

 We need a change of heart if this country can move forward. He said! “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination to succeed”, we need to work together. This is for the rich government personals and the rich people in the society who thinks they have nothing to do with the poor, he said “For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”. Your richness doesn't count if people around you have not felt the impact of your wealth. That's simply what his last quote meant. Rest in peace great Madiba. I missed you, till we meat again Papa.

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