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KOBRETE AS A METAFOR

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KOBRETE AS A METAFOR

Chibuike Godwin Onyendilefu

Back then in high school so many years ago,we had this gangling figure.He was called Kobrete.

If you had attended Anglican Grammar School,Nbawsi between 1973 to 1985,there wont be any possibility that you didn’t see or at least hear of him.

His exalted personage didn’t come because he was the most intelligent or from an iconic persona.In fact apart from his near scrawny look,there was really nothing that distinctively marked him out for the cult appeal he had acquired.He simply was blessed with a gifting that would have made the Athenian miler,Phidipedis look like an apprentice.

He had a cautious bearing.Never one to crave the limelight.Even after smouldering his competitors in the mile race,he remained calm and would saunter out of the track with windy pace that will almost have you imagining that he was going to fall.

But Kobrete was a sublime enigma whose winning streak laid on a bewitching strategy which unleashed a burst of energy towards the last lap of the mile race that had him almost all the time,encircling his competitors effortlessly.

He made us happy anytime he ran.Like Phidipedis,he delivered to us the soothing dividends of victory that rolled our initial worries seamlessly into a redefining gamut of deafening victory chant.

His style was to become the emulation of everyone because he had a mysterious strategy that worked.It was a winning strategy that first studied other runners,gauged their strengths and bewitched them when he unleashed his energy.

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Today,a Kobrete is criss crossing Abia,delivering and commissioning not only strategic infrastructure but wholesome all round development.Gaining and regaining all the lost time in spite of the manipulative hurdles and propaganda carefully strewn by a gang of unrelenting power seekers and unruly capitalists.

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He is having the last laugh,binding the wounds of the past and bringing like Phidipedis the victory song to all his people.

Gov Ikpeazu

 

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