Boss in 2023: My thoughts,feelings and views

God’s willing this 2019 has put all politicians and concern Nigerians on the “on your marks, get set, ready go” of the journey that will certainly end to running political race in the coming 2023.

For me i feels,sees and i thinks Boss Mustapha has it all,to give it all to all Nigerians. Boss you are my prayers point,i will pray (wait) until my prayers are answered.

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

“Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”

Above words quoted from one of the holy books to have and understand my checks,my balances and radar while steering through contemporary issues of life. In a closely looking at the Boss Mustapha perception of politics and leadership roles in the service to humanity.

The 1992 migrations plans of the Military to hand over power to civilian government under the Ibrahim Badomasi Babaginda regime,the name Boss Mustapha rang bells in the defunct Gongola state (Taraba,Adamawa) but it is ringing a louder bell when Democracy was fully returned in 1999. “Boss” became a household name,a heavy weight luminary in the Adamawa state political scene. Since then i glued to this Man’s style of politics,his views and dispositions to leadership roles are in conformity to eternal standard,which stands as his golden rule of life success.

His political life history began as a Chairman of the Peoples Solidarity Party (PSP) in defunct Gongola State but the party was among the several political parties disbanded by General Ibrahim Babangida in the early 90s because they failed government’s “litmus test”.

Mustapha distinguishes and reserved himself to politics of ideology by maintaining an self imposed principle of not joining the crowd,remain a party Man in opposition for years that journeyed him to the present political status in his life time.

As a good leader who involves in making sound and sometimes difficult decisions, creating and articulating a clear vision, establishing achievable goals and providing followers with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve those goals in his current position. This is the Mustapha i see over the years with multiples records of done deals,records of achievements in all the political and public office he occupied.

Sticking to his vision, in 1990 and 1991 Mustapha was Adamawa state chairman of the Social Democratic Party, one of the two state-created political parties during Ibrahim Babangida’s regime. He ran to win Adamawa State governorship in 1991 under the party but lost to Abubakar Saleh Michika of National Republican Convention. This same Man never drifted his call to serve humanity,he remains an island surrounded with closed political friends navigating life through the power of destiny where refused to join the NRC under Governor Saleh Michika on demand for him to do that.

The transformational journey of his political life had taken him to be the Deputy National Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). The party was among the 3 Major parties that were merged to form the All Progressives Congress (APC) on 6th February, 2013 in anticipation of the Nigeria’s 2015 general elections.

Boss served the merger party in the presidential campaigns and was among the members of the its transition committee in Nigeria’s 2015 election that brought Muhammadu Buhari into power,haven been the member of the board of trustees of the party.

The appointment of Boss Mustapha Secretary to the Government of the Federation on 30 October 2017, took oath of office on 1 November 2017 during a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, in the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja was another political milestone achievement in his entire life.

The Distance of thousands miles covered by this Man was a journey characterised with political turbulence,perseverance,patience,consistency and hardwork. The tenacity to hold on and the vilain attitute to never giving up to his conviction of “i can get there”, the fate to have gotten a path with a certainty to take and lead him to his destiny was what must have taken him to where he is today.

This Adamawa born level headed and down to earth Man stands tall to doing what’s right,planting his feet in the sands of time to be remember in shaping the country for better.

God’s willing this 2019 has put all politicians and concern Nigerians on the “on your marks, get set, ready go” of the journey that will certainly end to running political race in the coming 2023.

For Boss,i see another good Man,i see another Nigerian who is without bias of all sort,i see another Nigerian who is a good politician whose experience born out of many years of learning to ride the horse of glory,in Boss i also see Adamawa becoming better,in him i see Nigeria is truly bearing the country of our Father’s land where unity,peace and justice shall reign.

I’m so privileged to have interacted with him on few exceptional occasions,the rapt attention accorded me convinced me to see the humility in him as a good virtue of leadership,i see him with the listening ear syndrome. Boss listens before he talks,he utter few words and gives one the floor for conversations while he listens.

Boss, the SGF always fascinates me with his “Yes i will” response, and “no i will in affirmation that always turn to be his YES is YES,and his NO is NO. This is probably one of the few politician that his words are bankable and can be bought at a very high value of integrity and standard at whatever time. He does not mix his words to impress or to cajole a fellow human being. I see and learn what others will say the “power of dead and life is in the tongue.” It is in this Man I’m learning a man’s image is laying in the tiny mighty tongue under the roof of his mouth. My Boss,i respect the good communication skills in you.

As Nigerians prays in the progress,growth and unity of the nation counting down to 2023 elections,i pray the Will of God prevails by giving us leaders after His own heart,leaders who possess the characters of heavenly mandate,people who in them are desires to see Nigeria better than it is. People like Boss whose love for humanity is a flame burning in the inside of them to better the country with their good leadership qualities.

For me i feels,sees and i thinks Boss Mustapha has it all,to give it all to all Nigerians. Boss you are my prayers point,i will pray (wait) until my prayers are answered.

God bless Nigeria!
God bless Adamawa state!!

Journalist writes from Yola,
Adamawa state.

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