Blind scholar peps up physically challenged persons

By Chukwudi Ikpe

A public opinion analyst and media consultant, Dr. Chuks Lawrence Osuji, has advised people with physical challenges not to be deterred by their disabilities in their quest to succeed in life.
He gave the advice while addressing newsmen at the unveiling and launching of his book, “Ihedioha on a Divine Race to Douglas House”, in Owerri on Tuesday.
Dr. Osuji, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Opinion Research and communications Inc, advised them to acquire education and make use of their God given talents to better their lives instead of begging in the streets.
“They should take a cue from me.  If I had taken to the streets begging when I lost my sight, people will look at me with prestige and dignity, but I did not.  I made use of my education.
“I was a guest lecturer at Kenya.  I travel a lot.  I don’t even remember my loss of sight.  I don’t even need to tell them.  They should take advice from my personality”, Dr. Osuji said.
He explained that, as a circumstantial writer, he was motivated by the urge to narrate the circumstances that led to the emergence of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo State as well as the zeal to be the pacesetter in writing for the Governor.
The author further explained that he has previously written on HIV, ‘Otokoto’ saga and Ojukwu’s death.
Dr. Osuji said that the book will inspire young people to prepare very well for all life endeavours, stressing that it is not only for politics.
The opinion analyst also explained that the title of the book stems from the fact that Ihedioha, who faced a lot of challenges on his way to Douglas House, also had a touch of inspiration from God.
He thanked the Governor and his Executive Council members for gracing the occasion and expressed optimism that the Governor will do well, having embarked on extensive and expansive outreach abroad for support during his campaign.
Governor Ihedioha was represented by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Ndukwe  Nnawuchi (SAN).
The Chief book presenter, Dr. George Echebelem, praised the author for his doggedness.
‘Ihedioha On a Divine Race to Douglas House’, a well articulated and well documented 340-page narrative analysis, was published by Opinion Research and Communications Inc.

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