By Christian Chinedu
A person with a problem solving personality likes to take action. When decisions need to be made, the problem solver makes it happen quickly.
Kenneth Chibuogwu Gbandi is the quintessential problem solver. All his life, he has been engaged in Social/ Humanitarian Service and Conflict Resolution Efforts, both nationally and internationally.
Gbandi has critical training in Conflict Resolution and Management. In Politics, he has brought his sagacity to bear in negotiating and meditating for and on behalf of fellow Nigerians and Africans all over Germany and Europe.
As a problem solving expert and counsellor, Gbandi is abreast of what the problem of Delta North is.
He understands the issues and knows when and how to apply simple or complex solutions to problems confronting the good people of Delta North.
Gbandi is frighteningly intelligent and mercurial. He perpetually thinks outside the box.
Chibuogwu habitually never feels that he is always right. He epitomizes humility.
Someone once said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. He was actually referring to Kenneth Chibuogwu Gbandi!
Kenneth posseses excellent communication skills and competency.
He is a teamwork proponent. Always demonstrating strong team spirit and traits.
Even though a great problem solver… He is equally excellent at Crisis Prevention and Management. Infact, he prefers to prevent rather than intervene.
Delta North, let’s Vote In A Crisis Prevention Expert…
As a rookie immigrant in Germany, Kenneth noticed to his chagrin that Germans and Europeans had a horrible impression of Africans, particularly Nigerians.
According to him, for most of them, Africa was all about Krisis, Korruption, Killing. Consequently, In 2004, Gbandi birthed the African Heritage Magazine to change the narratives. For eighteen years and counting, African Heritage Magazine has been telling beautiful stories of progressive Nigerians and Africans to the world.
In 2011, miffed that youth restiveness in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria was sliding beyond the ordinary, Gbandi committed huge personal resources to publishing a book titled, “Oil and Conflicts in Niger Delta”.
As an expert in Conflict Resolution, his book x-rayed the diverse issues and proffered possible solutions to the legion of issues that bedeviled the region since oil In Nigeria was first discovered in Olubiri, in present Bayelsa State.
Kenneth Gbandi’s revolutionary efforts in Diaspora led to his recognition and appointment to serve in the Peace Research and Conflict Mediation Hamburg Senate Foreign Advisory Council. He served meritoriously between 2011—-2015.
NIDO, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization is a Global Nigerian Diaspora Network. An official platform through which individual Nigerians in Diaspora, their community organizations and corporate bodies can channel it’s development efforts to Nigeria.
Gbandi was nominated and elected the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Germany when his fellow Nigerians discovered that his leadership qualities were needed desperately. Kenneth served without blemish between 2013—-2016.
After serving in Germany, the entire Europe beckoned. Between 2016—–2020, Honorable Kenneth served as the Continental Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Europe. His leadership was a watershed! He initiated various Homeland developments, but the infamous ‘Nigerian factor’ saw them scuttled!
As a way of setting agenda for serving Nigerian Ministers and there by keep them on their toes, Gbandi initiated the now popular concept of ‘Shadow Minister’ into Nigeria’s political lexicon. In Australia and India the Diaspora population has used the concept to extract for her citizens a responsible and responsive government.
Delta North Indigenes are mostly jobless and impoverished, especially those in the rural areas. Consequently, Gbandi has launched a move to provide about 120,000 jobs via the Green 4life initiatives in all the local government areas in Delta North.
As a home boy, he appreciates the sentiments of his people. He was born in Akwukwu Igbo and lived there as a child.
Gbandi has done good and is prepared to continue in that trend. Constantly seeking out opportunities to serve his people and mankind.
Gbandi is a restless soul…….. He is ubiquitous!
Now a partisan politician, the ADC Senatorial Candidate for Delta North, Gbandi, is poised to do much more than he did in Germany and Europe for Nigerians in Diaspora.
As a grassroots politician aspiring to represent his own people, Gbandi has sworn to leave no stone unturned as he seeks to better the lot of his people as their senator in the Red Chambers.
We must quit the rigmarole. The decision to choose who will represent us at all levels of government is entirely ours.
The old order of recycling selfish, shortsighted and inhumane politicians should be discarded. Let’s tow the part of responsibility and courage.
For the 2023 Senatorial elections, let’s vote for a good product. Kenneth Chibuogwu Gbandi is a good product.
Delta North is ours to make or mare. Let’s be on the right side of posterity!