I have read a lot of blackmail and bellicose of propaganda concocted and designed to tarnish the image and reputation of my childhood friend, John “Icha” Gaul as we know him from birth.
John is a proud son of Ibalebo in Adadama, from the elistic Lebo family of Adadama, Abi LGA. His father, Gaul Emori Lebo was an astute teacher, businessman and community leader, very rich and a successful man.
John studied and grew up with Reverend Father Campion, Rev. Fr. Tommy, and later, Rev. Fr. Beagon all through his days at St. Brendan, Iyamoyong, Obubra LGA. His brilliance took him straight from St. Brendan to Faculty of Law, University of Calabar where he studied and graduated, and later, to Law School.
I have watched him go through the Lagos Business School, Johannesburg Business School, London Business School, Dubai World Government Summit, studied twice at Harvard University, Decision Science and Development Leadership and Innovation Government at MIT.
This year he was nominated to speak at the Social Media Week Lagos 2019 as chairman, Innovation Governance and Content management in the social media economy.
As speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, John formulated the CRS legislative direction 2015 to 2019. He was elected chairman, PDP Speaker’s Forum of Nigeria. Nominated, Secretary of the Speakers Forum of Nigeria on the 2018 constitutional amendment, and he delivered the house of Assembly Autonomy and the independence of the judiciary amongst others.
He has won Best Speaker in Nigeria for State House of Assembly for 2017 and 2018. He is currently preparing to take his place at the prestigious MIT in Boston USA to study innovation ecosystem later this month.
John Gaul Lebo is an exceptional, brilliant and extremely intelligent young man. He deserves some respect for his dedication and sacrifice to CRS. Let these blackmailers call their conscience to order. They don’t know John Gaul beyond his life as Speaker. I feel very hurt. Let this blackmailers fear God .
John has put in 21 years as a lawyer. His political career is just 7 years old, am not surprised that he made it to number 3 in less than 5 years, that is the Icha that I know.
I am his partner at Gaul Gate Law Maitama, John is honest, reliable and trustworthy, God fearing and humble.
I have watched my Obudu brother Agba Jalingo make a huge joke of himself, Agba doesn’t know John Gaul beyond the political environment, especially only as speaker 3 years ago.
Simon Utsu, obviously knew John few years ago as speaker. While they are entitled to their opinion, this 2 young men from obudu do not know John Gaul beyond his life as speaker of the House of Assembly, CRS. They are writing his history in a hurry, in an attempt to justify the current political predicament.
As a church worker in Dunamis Church Abuja, 15 years ago, John is a child of God abundantly blessed and privileged. God will shock alot of people who think that John Gaul’s political career has ended. I bet you, God will show up and fight for his son, His Destiny Child. Just keep your peace and wait for the testimony.
This moment will announce the beginning of the rise of The Destiny Child.
They accused John Gaul of being a liar, that is itself a lie, especially coming from those who are political contractors hired on social media to blackmail others. Unfortunately, you can’t change the destiny of The Destiny Child…The John Gaul…I know.
Barr Aniah Ikwen, Senior Partner at Gaul Gate Law, Maitama, Abuja.