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When Niger Deltans stood up for Tompolo @ 49

Update on how Tompolo’s Tantita is improving the nation’s economy, making Niger Delta region livable

High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, on Sunday, April 12, 2020, was 49 year old. Tributes were in torrents celebrating him. GbaramauVoice has to document the messages in celebration of the man known as a former Niger Delta warlord. They are as follows:

  1. High Chief Godspower Gbenekama (JP), For the Gbaramatu Traditional Council of Chiefs.


The Gbaramatu Traditional Council of Chiefs and good people of the great Gbaramatu  kingdom would like to join the rest of the world in wishing our illustrious son, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, aka, Tompolo, the Izon-Ebidouwei of Ijaw nation, a happy and enjoyable 49th birthday.

You inspire us as a kingdom. Your charisma, a gift only God could bestow on you, shines like a beacon of light in our lives. Gbaramatu kingdom will never cease to sing your praises. We hail your contribution in ensuring the restoration of the dignity of the our dear kingdom.

Your spirit of volunteerism and the fight for freedom are evidents in our kingdom. We are a free kingdom. We have taken our rightful place on the world’s centre stage. Let us pray our youth and the coming generations emulate your gallantry for the advancement of Gbaramatu kingdom.

On your birthday, relax and enjoy the warmth of those who love you!

Congratulations ODOKORIKODO!

  1. HON. GUWOR, Emomotimi Dennis, member Representing Warri South West Constituency, Delta State House of Assembly.


Happy Birthday to a visionary Leader, an Ambassador of Peace and distinguished social engineer; High Chief Government Ekpemupolo.

There can never be enough thank you to truly match the magnitude of your service and sacrifices for humanity.

Thank you for imagining an equitable, enviable, prosperous and peaceful Ijaw nation. We are most grateful for bringing us thus far. We cannot be prouder. Your life remains a debt we owe as a people. Thank you for prioritizing the future of the next generation.

Sir, on this auspicious occasion of your birth anniversary, our sincere prayer for you is good health and God’s ever increasing wisdom for greater impact and we hope that value of selfless service and mutual respect that you have defended will continue to inspire us and generations unborn.

Happy birthday, Sir, and cheers to more, a life of productive service to humanity.

Congratulations Sir!

  1. Hon. Julius Pondi, Member representing Burutu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Abuja.

  • Given birth to in a village that is the most remote in Gbaramatu today.

  • Ailment and continuous attack to take his life as a young boy forced him to quit school, mostly as his crisis and attack occured only when he was to take his promotional exams.

  • Fear of losing his eldest son at the time forced the father to withdraw him from school 

  • Just like Mandela of South Africa who never traveled outside South Africa before he led the struggle to liberate his people, Tompolo never left our shores before, during and still.

  • Suffered betrayal from the closest people he trusted and put food on their table. 

  • Betrayed by his kinsmen who he has made to be counted among men.

  • Betrayed by friends he assisted into government. 

  • Attacked by the sophistication of Nigeria military. 

  • Sacrificed every luxury of life, and went into the trenches of the Niger/ Delta for emancipation of his people. 

  • Given amnesty to stop the arm struggle. When everyone was signing their amnesty forms, he handed government the Niger Delta demands for a better region.

  • Today graduates of international certification and home litter all around our region for his sake. 

  • While others are freely enjoying the unconditional amnesty, he must not be allowed to enjoy it.

  • Back to the trenches for selling his own property to government for which government reserves the right to buy or not buy.

  • How can we describe such a human?

Many birth anniversaries have come and gone, this one is unique, not because it happened in a time the whole world is humbled by Coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging whoever regardless of status or position. It’s unique because it coincided with the day our lord Jesus Christ raised and ascended to heaven.

May the ascension of our Lord to heaven today take away the evil eyes from this genius of a gift to our nation and region.

May the Almighty preserve you; touch the mind of your traducers that you are in fact the antidote and not the problem of Nigeria.

I congratulate you today as your Birthday resonates the globe.

High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo. 



  1. Dr. Clarkson Agarha, Head of Medical Tompolo Foundation

Ideas are greater monuments than cathedrals. They last millennial beyond the stone”- Robert Ludlum.

Happy Birthday to the Emancipator of our time. The face and symbol of our liberation struggle. Niger Delta ONE and only GOC. To God be all the Glory!

  1. Comrade. (Mrs.) Rosemary John-Oduone, President, Ijaw Women Connect (IWC) Worldwide. 

The Iconic Face Of The Niger Delta @49.

Happy Birthday Felicitation to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (AKA Tompolo). 

Thank you for defining the Niger Delta Modern Struggle and changing  the narrative of our collective struggle for the survival of the Ijaw Nation. 

On behalf of Ijaw Women Worldwide, we celebrate you with a special shout out. 

We love you our Grand Commander of the Niger.

GOC leads, We Follow.

  1. Comrade Esimaje V. Awani, SSA to Governor of Delta State and the Immediate past President of the Itsekiri National Youth Council

Tompolo, a selfless leader at 49

No one is born hating another person because of his skin, or his background, or his religion or his ethnic group. People must learn to hate and if they can hate, they can be taught to LOVE, for LOVE comes more naturally to humans than its opposite (Nelson Mandela). 

On behalf of myself and entire household, I wish the Lion of the Niger Delta Region a joyous 49th Birthday. I’m proud to call this international icon our own based on his love and commitment to the development of the Niger Delta Region.

You are a leader whose selflessness has been felt in the entire Niger Delta Region. Your exemplary leadership has taught a lot of people that selflessness is the highest goal of good leadership and that effective leaders don’t gather things just for themselves, they do it in order to give to others. Over the years, you proven yourself to be a God sent to this region whose mission is to ensure the equitable distribution of  both power and proceeds from our God given resources.

The Grace of God almighty shall continually shield you from evil, grant you good health and long life as you mark another significant milestone on earth.

  1. Pastor Simon Andafa (JP), Founder, Shammah Divine Zion Ministry International

On the most auspicious occasion of your 49th birthday,  my family and I join the rest of the world in expressing to you our warmest and most heartfelt congratulations.

In wishing you a happy birthday, I am mindful of your courage in the face of adversity and your numerous achievements since the day of your birth. 

Your sacrificial efforts for the Izon people and for Nigeria at large, will never be forgotten. The pains today cannot be compared to the crown of honour that awaits you. It is my prayer that you will live a long prosperous life to enjoy the kingship crown in the years ahead, in Jesus name. Amen.

Please accept, the assurances of my highest consideration and best wishes for your good health and wellbeing, as well as for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of the Ijaw nation and Niger Delta.

  1. Dr. Paul Bebenimibo, Executive Secretary, Tompolo Foundation.

We thank God for the protection of your life these 49 great years.

Sir, we pray for your continued good health and longevity as we are confident that your God- given goal to emancipate the Niger Delta shall be achieved despite the drawback.

We join other well-meaning citizens who acknowledged your sacrifices in the struggle for your people in wishing you happy 49 garlands, we love you heartily.

This celebration is a time for prayers and we call on people of good intentions to join in our prayers for the hero of our time.

  1. Chief Sheriff Mulade felicitates with Tompolo @ 49

A traditional Chief in Delta State, Comrade Chief Sheriff Mulade, has described High 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, heartily congratulates and felicitates with High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo (TOMPOLO) The IBE- EBIDOUWEI of Ijaw Nation on his 49thr birth day coming up on April 12th, 2020.

Chief Mulade who is also the National Coordinator of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ wishes 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.  

He said 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 birthday on April 12, 2020. Although, GbaramatuVoice had reported the suspension of the event due to coronavirus.

  1. Double Chief James Tangbowei (JP), Toi-imelemowei of Gbaramatu kingdom


I, and on behalf of the Tangbowei family would like to join Ijaw nation and the rest of the world in wishing High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, a happy and enjoyable 49th birthday.

High Chief we are proud to have a visionary leader like you. Your leadership, selflessness and sacrifices you made for our people are an indelible mark that will never be erased in our minds and indeed our lives.

We wish you a happy birthday and many more to come.


  1. COMR. MRS PREYE OLOROGUN, Chairman, IWC Lagos Chapter.


We, the entire members of Ijaw Women Connect (IWC), Lagos Chapter, under the distinguished Chairmanship of Comr. Preye Olorogun, felicitate with you, High Chief Tompolo on the occasion of your 49th birthday.

We pray that the Lord continue to lift up your head and hands above your fellows.

The Lord’s presence be upon your life to give you peace on all sides and cause all lines to fall into pleasant places in your life.

May your new age come with greater wisdom, for the proper leadership of your kingdom. 

As you celebrate your 49th birthday, your people shall prosper and there shall be peace in your kingdom and by extension Ijaw nation.


May you live long.

  1. Comrade Godswill Doubra Wuruyai, former Clan Chairman, Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Gbaramatu; National Secretary Aspirant, (IYC) Worldwide.


Leadership is not self imposed, rather, it is a earned status acknowledged by those served. Your sacrifice, commitment and dedication in serving your people have earned their trust and acknowledgement of you as their leader.

You had the opportunity to negotiate for your comfort and sustain your freedom, yet you jettisoned these opportunities to keep up with the bigger picture which have your people at the centre. 

Your rare wisdom and approach of handling issues have made everyone who come across you to marvel. You are indeed an inspiration to us all.

In simple and rare terms, you could be best described as “a man for all season”. You have stood by the course both in good and bad times which have earned you love, respect and honour.

Today being your birthday, I wish you the very best life has to offer. 

May God the Creator of heavens and earth continue to grant you longevity and provide you shield against all forms of conspiracy. 

Happy glorious birthday, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, the GOC of the Niger Delta Struggle. Best wishes Leader.

  1. Comrade Ernest Bebenimibo, Founder, EBF.


Today, we join the world in general and Niger Delta in particular to celebrate the 49th birthday of the Liberator of Niger Delta, HIGH CHIEF GOVERNMENT O. EKPEMUPOLO (TOMPOLO).

In your life is the light and liberation of many. You have proven to be a great leader with love, patience and sacrifice for the people. On this memorable day we celebrate you and pray that your life enjoys greater glory, peace and joy.

Happy super birthday to the people’s general, the great liberator and astute peace ambassador.

Happy Birthday from all of us at Ernest Bebenimibo Foundation (EBF).


Special birthday wish to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, the Ibe Ebidouwei of Niger Delta; aka Tompolo. (GOC )

The Living Legend Of Our Time.

On behalf of the Happy Men’s Club, we the members and families wish to felicitate with our hero on his 49th birthday celebration. 

Sir, we celebrate you on this auspicious day of your birth with memories of your heroism and style of life that is selflessness, humanitarian, philanthropic, Loyal and above all love. 

God said “Before you were born, I know you by your name”. Every human Is uniquely created with his or her own space destined. Today you are in your space living the life as guided. Because of this day, those who envy and hate you will not be able to harm you. 

Once again happy birthday and enjoy your day even in the face of COVID-19. 

Happy Birthday.

  1. Comrade Fiyebo Eperetei, Secretary, Local Organising Committee, Tompolo’s Birthday.

Happy Birthday our indefatigable leader. The man, Government Ekpemukpolo, aka, Tompolo, could be described has a bridge Builder, between the Ijaw nation and other ethnic nationality in the Niger Delta and Nigeria at large. 

He is an epitome of peace, and egalitarian society. 

It is my great joy on behalf of my entire family to join your entire well wishers of your 49th Birthday.

We pray that your emancipation and visionary /Clairvoyant agenda you have for your people will be come reality. 

Happy Birthday great leader of our generation. 

  1. Sct Jude P. Angodideke; Chairman, Common Men Assembly (CMA).


We wish to celebrate you our leader, the face of Niger Delta emancipation, the people’s General and Izon-Ebidouwei, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, aka, TOMPOLO, on your 49th birthday.

Your contributions to the development of your people – the Niger Delta people and our nation Nigeria at large, is unprecedented. You’re a unifier of people, a believer of progress and growth, a maker of leaders.

We pray to God for sSolomonic wisdom, sound health, long live and prosperity.

Happy Birthday Odokorikodo!

From the Chairman and Members of COMMON MEN ASSEMBLY

  1. Engr. Michael Tonlagha; Chairman, LOC, Tompolo 49th Birthday. 


I join millions of people, not only in Ijaw nation but across the world, in wishing one of the most distinguished Freedom Fighter, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, aka, Tompolo, Izon-ebi of Ijaw nation, a happy 49th birthday.

There are no words to begin to describe this gallant freedom fighter of our lifetime.

On behalf of the people of my family, we congratulate Tompolo, and honour his vision for a better Niger Delta.

We wish him a happy birthday. I also wish to thank him for his selfless efforts in ensuring that today we enjoy freedom. All of us should learn from his leadership model. We wish him a long live with good health.


  1. Comr. Kennedy Olorogun; Chairman, IYC Transition Committee.


The Chairman and members of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Transition Committee Worldwide eulogise High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo popularly known as Tompolo on his 49th Birth anniversary. 

Chairman of the Committee, Comr. Kennedy Olorogun who doubles as Chairman, IYC Central Zone, on behalf of his members, described the celebrant as a Glorious Incubator, Fearless Warrior, A Liberator and Emancipator which a successful history of the Niger Delta cannot be written without mentioning of his name.

Comr Olorogun uses this medium to thank and commend our Living Hero for his doggedness, proactiveness, steadfastness, fearlessness, courageousness and humanitarian services which have led to the liberation of the Ijaw people by giving us voice in the presence of our oppressors where so many Ijaw people have benefited from it.

Sir, Ijaw nation will continue to celebrate you, and pray for God to guide and protect you, shower divine blessing, long live and prosperity to you and family in Jesus name, Amen.

  1. High Chief Michael Johnny, Delta State APC Chieftain. 

Certainly you’ve played a role Niger Deltans would appreciate wholeheartedly and I hope this day attributes peace and love to you on your birth anniversary.

On this auspicious day of yours, I join the large crowd wishing you length of days and sound health all years.

Happy birthday, my brother and friend, from eternity. May God Bless You for the Purpose You’re Called for in Liberation of the oppressed Niger Deltans.

More Life, Peace and Freedom, my bosom, Brother Odokorikodo.


Happy 49th birthday to High Chief Tompolo, the tireless thermometer of the niger delta struggle… the thermometer that temperates and metabolises the niger delta struggle towards goal-actualization…the only 5G G.O.C. Now powered by 7G that carries only ionized radiation of transformation.

  1. Barr. Cleric Alaowei; SA to the Governor of Delta state on Political Matters. 

Do you know that today is the birthday of our living legend in the Niger Delta? Let’s celebrate our hero in grand style. Happy birthday to High Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), the Ebe-Ebidouwei of Niger Delta, the emancipator of humanity from the grip of the oppressive Nigerian State and the face of the Niger Delta struggle. 

As you add plus one today, I pray the Almighty God to continue to give you the strength, knowledge and wisdom to champion the cause of the oppressed Niger Deltans. May you continue to reign and be celebrated throughout the planet earth for your emancipating journey for humanity. 

The Ijaw nation, the Niger Delta and indeed the peace-loving Nigerian populace are proud of you because you are the Messiah of our time. 

Happy birthday once again, the Niger Delta living hero

  1. Comr. Ozobo Austin; National President, Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative (IPDI).


It is a privilege to wish our born super iroko GOC, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, aka, Tompolo, the defunct grand officer commanding of MEND, happy birthday. The Niger Delta standard bearer, the trailblazer is plus one. Hurray! He is the king of great warriors. The father of the supreme warlords. He is worthy of emulation. A man of stable character. The sacrificial lamb of Niger Delta region, a role model. An exceptional and a leader par excellence.

It is a pleasure to describe him the supreme Niger Delta leader; his defensive interventions have created much positive impacts in Niger Delta region. The truth is that Ijaw nation and Niger Delta today cannot be compared to Niger Delta of yesterday. There is drastic improvement. He puts smile in our faces. Tompolo is a liberator. A born freedom fighter and a torchbearer, who have made numerous leaders in the region over the years.

He sacrifices his comfort for Niger Deltans. He sacrifices his night sleep for the emancipation of the region. He lives in the mangrove forest for others to sleep peacefully in their homes. He starves to make food for the hopeless. He sacrifices his body and soul for the liberation of Niger Delta. 

He pulled out personal resources to prosecute the struggle against the federal troops before he finally embraced the presidential amnesty offer. He is a messiah sent by God to free the marginalized Ijaws and Niger Delta region. His activities impressed the global community and his people. 

Tompolo, a school dropout but wise as an academic professor. The school dropout, now the supreme Justice of Niger Delta. He is the thick Forest, the tollgate, the armourbearer and the Iroko of Africa. We owe him too numerous appreciations.

We have achieved much from Tompolo’s liberation war; his battle with the federal troops birthed the Niger Delta presidential amnesty programme. It attracted Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko. He made the region to produce the country’s president for the first time in history. The NIMASA college of technology, EPZ etc.

He influenced top political appointments in the region. Hundreds of persons are still in his payroll. Many in school abroad due to his agitation. People who couldn’t have travelled abroad, he made it possible. I have every reason to celebrate him. He is a mentor, a philanthropist, passionate freedom fighter. He has built capacity over the years. He is hope builder, a bridge builder and a Niger Delta pillar. 

However, Tompolo’s birthday was first celebrated amidst his wanted declaration to tell the world how much his people love him. The dream was initiated by Bekederemo Dickson Esq in 2016, and I shouldered it with him. We decided to honour him due his unbeatable contributions. We will forever be grateful to his sacrifices and personal contributions he made for the struggle for the emancipation of Niger Delta. He contributed greatly to the free air we are breathing. He faced intimidation because of us. He was declared wanted for our sake. He was persecuted for our sake, what manner of man he is?

Besides, I wish to use this privilege to appeal with the Federal Government to drop every trumped up charges against him. Defrost his accounts; quash every bench warrant and his wanted declaration. The Federal Government should pursue peace with him as peace will benefit the government better than confrontation against the innocent man. The government was misled by mischief makers and traducers. He is innocent of every accusation. He has laid down arms, every purported lies to gain cheap recognition and Greek favour must be disregarded. 

Tompolo, truly we are behind you. You are not abandoned. We will continue to propagate your good works. We will consolidate on your good works. We will build on it. Your legacies will endure forever. You are an ambassador of hope. Our prayers are always with you. May you be protected from every battle. You shall have victory in all your battles. May you quickly recover all you have lost. No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. May God give you long live, more wisdom, knowledge and understanding to pilot the affair of Niger Delta region. These and among others are my prayers for you in Jesus name.

Happy birthday, The Izon-ebidouwei of Niger Delta, the Odokorikodo!


  1. Chief Ekomieyefa Uduboh, Miyenkirigbolomowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom.


Today is a great day in the history of the Niger Delta as a selfless liberator, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo was born. This year’s anniversary of your birth is even more significant as it coincides with the historic commemoration of the ascension of our Lord Jesus.

You have lived a life of self denial and sacrifice for your people to be free from the shackles of oppression. You have lost a lot materially and physically just for the benefit of the Niger Delta. You have given up the option of your personal comfort for the Niger Delta region to be given its rightful place in the scheme of things.

Your benevolence, charitable, devoted, generous, humanitarian, incorruptible, liberal, loving, magnanimous, noble and open-handed lifestyle is my daily inspiration. On this great day of your birth anniversary, I pray that God grant you divine protection, and length of days.

Happy birthday, the Liberator of the Niger Delta region.

  1. Comrd Ebolo Sam


You are more than a hero.

You are a god in the eyes of many. A source where great ideas protrude.

The pride of Ijaw Nation 

In several occasions you have attempted to sacrifice your life for the betterment of the Niger Delta region.

  1. Hon Japhet Bodonyefa


Today is an epoch making day in the history of Niger Delta struggle. Whereby a pride of Ijaw nation and the entire Niger Delta region, Mr. Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo is celebrating is a memorable birthday. It is extremely hard, if not impossible, to describe Tompolo, the ‘Odokorikodo’. He is not a normal celebrity, but a superstar of humanity, a titan of human struggle and hope, an undefeated champion of the Niger Delta struggle, an authentic peace maker, a living legend, an icon, a gigantic and humble human being, a tireless soldier, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Niger Delta struggle, a creative genius, a revolutionary, force of reconciliation, and a living monument.

Therefore on this standing ovation, I join other citizens of Ijaw nation cut-across the globe to celebrate our living ‘HERO’ a befitting birthday celebration. I pray may the good Lord and Egbesu of Ijaw-ebe continue to protect you for us as well as, may he also direct all your footsteps. Amen.

  1. Philip Gbasin; Former Executive Director Projects, DESOPADEC


As we join the countless number of persons to celebrate your 49th birthday, we salute in you, a rare personality endowed with unusual organizational ability and capacity that redefine conventional academic theories based on western educational principles and standards. 

Apart from your leading role in bringing the Niger Delta struggle to the front burner of national and global attention, you remain one of the few leaders in this part of the country who have not fallen into the trap of derailment from the path of principle and purpose by the activities of praise singers and good-face seekers.

As we continue to lift you up in prayers, we look forward to joining you for the land mark Golden Jubilee celebrations by this time next year. 

Happy Birthday. 

  1. Enaibo Asiayei, GM, GPCL



Perilous and sacrificial I stand with three white rams,

To clear my eyes beyond the mundane eyes,

My prayers to the gods,

I was left with the all Seeing Eye on my forehead to the path of Tompolo.

THE road so lonely as few invincible choir songs were heard with a radiating pure white masquerade dancing steps,

And a voice said to me, can you see us?

No? But I could hear the  drum beat of the Odokorikodo, as the gods came out en masse to dance, we have three set of dancers, the first appearance, the human, the second, is the masquerade, the third  the gods, from the metaphysical eyes. I saw them with an amaze spectacle, when the gods came out with the drum beat by the spiritual Odokorikodo, Tompolo, no human could cross their moment of outing, and such time, Tompolo’s face cannot be seen with the human eyes, a face more deadlier than Lion, more fearful than dragon, his face moved like an invincible breeze, it was just a feeling at the Temple.

Behold, there are joys at the Road to Tompolo!

I stood akimbo with such elevated aura, where I could hear voices.

A voice said to me again,

There are no gods without TOMPOLO; there are no masquerades without TOMPOLO.

Tompolo is the gods, and Tompolo is the Masquerade, he is the Odokorikodo, the gods obey his command, when he beats the drums for the gods to dance.

The Road to Tompolo is only a spirit road for the Initiates spirit beings that are willing to do what He and the gods are willing to do.

TOMPOLO beyond trials, beyond Temptations!

His spirit is free and harmonious, to access the road to TOMPOLO, is peaceful, (for is course his genuine.) But the distraction on this lonely road to TOMPOLO is the unnecessary demands of the followers spirits as messengers are the creators of fear to the outside world.

The Road to TOMPOLO

Is light, wisdom, education, and forgiveness.

He is the house to the homeless, he is the power to the powerless, He is the Government to the ungoverned people,

He is the farm to farm-less people.

He is god to the gods of Tompolo School of Studies of self- Isolation

TOMPOLO is a spirit not human as the drum beats continues with my white RAM and white attires, I woke up to see Tompolo at 49.

  1. Boan. Solomon Eris Odu; Executive Chairman, Benikrukru Community.

A man who makes leaders out of followers

Happy birthday odokorikodo!

  1. Chief Ebipade Kari, Penadouwei of Gbaramatu kingdom

Some call him LEADER

Some call him LIVING LEGEND

Some call him MASTER

I call him my HERO & MENTOR

Happy Birthday BOSS!

30. Comr. Yangaboy Erekedoumene
President, Save Izon Nation ( SIN)


In case, you are yet to know… Today is April 12th, 2020, a prominent date spotted on the modern day Ijaw rights defence calendar.

Today gave birth to a light some years ago in the Izon speaking Gbaramatu kingdom, somewhere in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

Today, the light, born into a near forgotten people with expressly balkanized territory and defiantly bastardized identity, have grown its rays, rebranded the Ijaw nation, strengthened the Niger Delta and overwhelmed the Nigerian state with his rays of love, wisdom and his lion desire for freedom for his people.

Today, the light has conquered much darkness… Our lips are singing a new song… with hope on our heads but not our shoulders, then, shoulder by shoulder we scream it out into the world…

“Izon keme omini dou teide-e…
Izon keme, Izon keme ominighan-e”

In my world, heroes are not described with many words but are known by their heroic actions… Sit and ponder, then wonder… What manner of man is the Light that…he made his people bright?

Today, we got this gift of light… Today is our gift. Today is our hope. Today is our voice. Today is our present. Today is our future. Today is our light. Today is TOMPOLO@49

Happy birthday TOMPOLO
Blessed be.

  1. Comrade Ellington Ekrika Bakumor

To Different People you are different things, however none of them is lesser than Good, to some you are a Father, to some a Man of God, to some a god yourself walking the earth  here to unite and liberate your people , to some a hero and to others a living legend , to me you are all of the Above and more.

I feel that it takes beyond Human understanding to fully grasp your personality in totality, You are the pillar and the rock on which so many Stand, you are a 1000 men in One how else can you carry the burden of so many people yet it feels so light, you are the Christed one, the anointed and chosen one and we thank God and our ancestors for giving and gifting you to us, May we one day be worthy of You.

Happy Birthday a living legend of liberation and Spiritual Master Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo alias Odokorikodo the Awobodau of Ijaw nation.

  1. Barr. Frank Ekpemupolo

 Tompolo my Niger Delta

Odokorikodo our proud warrior
in the ancestral creek of Niger Delta

Niger Delta of whom your forefathers lived
Indeed their blood flows in your veins
Your beautiful Ijaw blood irrigates the land

Niger Delta,
The blood of your sweat
The sweat of your work
The work of your slavery

Tompolo, tell me Odokorikodo
Is this your back that is unbent
The back that never breaks under
the weight of humiliation
The back trembling with red scars
And saying no to the whip
under the midday sun

But a grave voice(Odokorikodo)
answers me
Impulsive child,
that tompolo, young and strong
That tompolo over there
Splendidly alone amidst white
and faded flowers
That is your Niger Delta springing
up anew and springing up patiently
Whose soil bit by bit acquires
The bitter taste of liberty

Oh Tompolo my Niger Delta
The more the Government
awaits your death
The more you are like the
queen in the game of chess
Your advancement has no limit.

Indeed you are a government
by birth
No government made by man
can unseat you

That is why you are called
Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo
at birth

May your back remain
unbent our hero

Happy birthday Odokorikodo

  1. Comrade Shadrach Onitsha Ebikeme, Secretary, Ijaw Youth Council, Gbaramatu Kingdom Chapter.

I, Comrade Shadrach Onitsha Ebikeme, the Secretary, Ijaw Youth Council, Gbaramatu Kingdom Chapter, on behalf of myself and family heartily wish to congratulate Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, aka Tompolo, on this auspicious occasion of his 49th birthday.

You have doubtlessly been the greatest hero to the entire Ijaw nation of contemporary time owing to your dogged, relentless, and never-giving-up spirit to the struggle for the emancipation of the Ijaw race from the internal forces of those that have for decades exploited her resources and destroyed her economy, environment and impoverished her people. In the face of obvious threats and attacks by the state, you have stood tall for us, your people, not considering the dangers to your life.

You’ve followed in the footsteps of our past heroes of blessed memories like Isaac Adaka Boro and Ken Saro-Wiwa, great and respectable citizens of the great Ijaw nation in the defence of our people. You’ve become the source of our inspiration and motivation to defend this great race, her traditions and customs, her environment and precious resources, not minding the cost.

Once again, on behalf of myself and family, we wish you not just a very great birthday, but a very many more happy returns.

34. Charles Eyimofe Pemu 

Happy birthday to him, for he has done for his people something they will not forget in an hurry like the Itsekiris will not forget about those in the likes of Chief Nanna Olomu the great, Pa. J.O.S Ayonmike, Iconic chief Festus Okotie-Eboh and some others whose legacy are still driven by the likes of comr. Amechi Ogbitse Ogbonnia, Engr. Victor Wood and many others including the Mother Hen in the person of living legend Princess Rita Lori Ogbebor.

I appreciated his gesture towards some communities and some people within Warri during a time like this where the politicians behind the government of Delta state led by Governor Ifeanyi A. Okowa refused to make provisions for the people of the state they expect to stay at home.

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