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Former Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, FUTO, Prof Jude Ejikeme Njoku has called on the people of Ngor Okpala to develop self esteem or self worth and change their political ideology in order to rise to their expected heights in the scheme of things, regretting that self extremism has killed the political foundation of the area.
He equally charged them to get away from a seeming inferiority complex and stand up anywhere we are to be counted.

Former Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, FUTO, Prof Jude Ejikeme Njoku has called on the people of Ngor Okpala to develop self esteem or self worth and change their political ideology in order to rise to their expected heights in the scheme of things, regretting that self extremism has killed the political foundation of the area.
He equally charged them to get away from a seeming inferiority complex and stand up anywhere we are to be counted.


Njoku who made the startling revelations at the 3rd edition of the Ngor Okpala Ministers Day disclosed that the “self extremism virus” has denied the area from progressing in the political chat of the state and nation at large, positing that since the beginning of the new political dispensation in 1999, Ngor Okpala Local Government Area has never produced any Governor, Deputy Governor, Minister, Senator, Ambassador or Chairman of any major Federal Board of a parastatal. Whereas according to Njoku other areas like Mbaise, Mbaike and Uratta have produced all these, sometimes in quadruples.
The Obiangwu Ngor Okpala born politician attributed what he identified as the “sorry state of affairs” in the area to be what he called severe lack of self-confidence in the average Ngor Okpala man, continuing that one can also interpret it to mean a form of inferiority complex. “We do not believe in aspiring to the topmost of our endeavour. We get defeated even before we start any political venture. We do not have faith in ourselves. We think that the other competitor out there is better than us, even before we start. We like playing second fiddle”.
He was of the opinion that the other factor is that we play politics of extreme self interest. We lack the patriotic zeal in politics. We usually ask for what we can gain personally, and not what will benefit our people, the people of Ngor Okpala generally. There is the other factor that somebody elsewhere has called the “Nshikor mentality” or what we described differently as the pull-him-down syndrome. When you are afraid of your brother or sister rising above you, this type of behavior manifests itself. Let us all remain at the same level, they would stay albeit, on the ground literally.

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