TRIBUTE: The Innocent Chukwuma I knew – Rommy Mom

Innocent Chukwuma
Rommy Mom

I cannot pretend to be of the Innocent Chukwuma breed that fought the military junta from campus to activism with badges and relics of what that generation of activists suffered or went through in birthing democracy.

Fate had thrown me quickly into mingling with these icons faster than I would imagine. I had successfully challenged the electoral Body compelling it to conduct LG elections as against simply appointing LG Chairmen by state Governors. In a rare show of government compliance with court judgments, OBJ ordered for and released funds for local government elections.

At the next Annual General Meeting of the Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, the Chair, Festus Okoye, applauded my courage as a fresh member and immediately helped facilitate my election into the Coordinating Council (Board) of the TMG.

I was on the same board with icons like Oby Nwankwo, of blessed memory, Innocent Chukwuma, Edet Ojo…

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