By Tony Arinze
My mind is streaming with the right words to qualify this exceptional and uncommon specie quite rare in our time to come by with such an outstanding personality.
The more you get to know, the glittering amazement lightens your face the more. Liked by many who find value in the truth and often hated by those who are embattled by the lack of sensitivity to the truth. What prevails thereafter is no matter how much longer the truth is suppressed in the dark, the light comes up at some point to unveil the truth.
Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor is the emerging light that represents the truth.
Humanity have been so much oppressed by the hawks of our time, but what is left of the wreck can be built on to save humanity.
And that’s what the name Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor is synonymous with. Born a very brilliant male child, his early childhood financial challenges did not enable young Patrick blossom with his God given potentials early enough. But with resilience, mental toughness and sheer determination he broke out of the poverty circle.
He vowed never to go back there. The education that eluded him due to his poor background, he has been able to make it up and has become a champion and advocate of self education and other forms of education for self improvement.
Popularly known as Ultimate Equal, his late dad originated the name Equal and Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor added Ultimate and that gave rise to Ultimate Equal. This name is symbolic to his divine calling. The message that all men are born or created equal. This phrase has become a symbol of what he stands for.
Knowing Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor was a re-engineering in my life. His ideals and what he stood for made my life perception change for good. His strong life values was very rewarding and enviable. To those of us who know him well, he is like dynamite that breaks all life barriers.
Nothing is impossible if you trust God and set your mind on it. No limits to what you can achieve. The mind is the ultimate conception.
These are some of his motivational rhetorics. Your fights and defences for the down trodden is not unnoticed. You have raised the bar in human rights activism and charitable works through the One Love Foundation you founded. Your consistency and doggedness in these areas are yielding good dividend.
These giant strides are exceptional and re-awakening to the need of such exploits. It’s changing the dynamics of leadership towards service to the people. It’s unparalleled to what we are used to. You are setting the pace to change humanity for good.
Your mercurial and maverick instincts towards leadership are worthy to emulate. As we celebrate you on this day of your birthday, we ask that God will continue to use you as an agent of change to make the world a better place for mankind.
What you stand for is very contagious to whoever comes across you.and associates with you. It’s worthy and a just cause to be good ambassadors of your values, virtues and cause.
The One Love Foundation is a big family spread across the globe.
Wishing You Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor ultimate equal many more productive years ahead.
Tony Arinze writes from Nigeria