NewsReel 5/6/15 - Abia: As Ajunwa quits as CPS

[ Masterweb Reports: Madubuko Hart reports ] - There was a shakeup in the Government of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Governor of Abia State, on June 2, 2015. The office of the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor was affected. Mr. Charles Ajunwa who was on October 22, 2013 appointed by the immediate past governor of the state, Chief Theodore Ahamefule Orji as his CPS, was replaced by Mr. Godwin Adindu.
Conversely, the joyous aspect of this reformation in the present government was that Ajunwa who until his appointment was a cerebral reporter with the ThisDay newspapers, was not fired out of office. He showed magnanimous courage when he served as CPS to the then Governor T.A.Orji, quelling dangerous media wars that the opposition politicians in the state orchestrated against Orji.
Ajunwa showed rare qualities that he was made up of: He refused to give up, he refused to give in, he refused not to stop trying and, he did not sell out. He was of commitment, dedication, drive, inspiration, perseverance, persistence, and resolve. He had absolute confidence in the media and corrected the many lies that the opposition politicians in the state had told against his principal.
Ajunwa demonstrated unprecedented love for his once job and exhibited strength that never complicated anything or anybody. Could there be another CPS like Ajunwa across the galaxies of time and space in Abia State? He was a good leader of arsenal of men, but worked as a servant.  He knew that one key to successful leadership is continuous personal change. This is reflected in the growth and empowerment of the state, while he served.
Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince (1532) saw this when he said, "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." Ajunwa is a rare breed whom people at the ThisDay and Post Express Newspapers, where he later worked on the Politics Desk before moving on to the African Economy, published by Development Economic Resources (DER) from where he joined THISDAY in 2008, have all said that he was an attraction; a man who uses his quiet and calm voice and enviable brain to disarm any lawless or calamitous situation. A peacemaker, they have said he was.
It is the duty of those who have been close to Ajunwa to wish him a better life after he was relieved of the CPS job. He played a major role, media-wise, in making sure that there was a peaceful election in Abia State, which saw to the success of Dr. Ikpeazu as governor. Abia State and Ajunwa’s colleagues across the country will be missing him, because he was a CPS that walked besides the media.
The media will be missing Ajunwa whose motto was: "Leadership is the ability to establish standards and manage a creative climate where people are self-motivated toward the mastery of long term constructive goals, in a participatory environment of mutual respect, compatible with personal values."
He is wished well!
Madubuko Hart reports from Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
*Photo Caption - Mr. Charles Ajunwa
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