At the moment, preparations have been concluded to celebrate the living legend, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo , aka Tompolo.
Although the events are many but for reference purposes, the celebration shall begin with a peace walk at 7am starting from NPA to the venue where the birthday celebration will be taking place at Okuemi Hotel, Warri, Delta state
The dress code for the peace walk is the Tompolo branded T-shirts which is also the ticket for the birthday celebration.
The peace walk is a demonstration that the man Tompolo is an ardent lover of peace, fairness and justice.
As part of events marking the birthday of this international figure, academic giants have been featured to discuss on topical issues bothering on the Niger Delta and the entire Nigerian State.
Prof. G G Darah will be speaking on the topic “Niger Delta struggle and the question of ethnic identity”. Chief (Prof.) G G Darah is a distinguished professor of literature, department of English and literary studies, Delta State University, Abraka.
Another firebrand academic lion, Prof. Blessing Harriman Tosan, is a professor of comparative dialectics and director, Center for the Advancement of Democratic and Peoples Rights, Bayero University, Kano State. He will be speaking on the theme “The Niger Delta question”
Another very intellectually loaded drama entitled “My life in the burning creek” will be displayed from the creative desk of Dr. Ben Binebai, Head of Department, (HoD) of Theatre Arts, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State.
However, Mr. Jacob Abai, publisher of GbaramatuVoice, a leading newspaper in the South-South region have also called on good spirited Niger Deltans to turn out massively for the Tompolo peace walk and to grace the entire birthday celebration.
The event will also feature other social and cultural activities.