Prior to his sojourn into politics, Tonye Cole had so much promise.
A middle age man, who had struggled and positioned his company, his story when he told it on Peace Hyde’s ‘My Worst Day’ showing on Forbes Africa TV was indeed inspiring.
Asides the successes of Sahara Energy, a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate with operations in over 38 countries across Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia, the sister companies of the firm which he co-founded were also doing well.
Everything about Cole was on a rollercoaster until he delved into the murky and uncertain waters of politics.
Anointed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and with the deep pocket Cole boasted, it was supposed to be a matter of time before he turned the number one citizen of Rivers State.
However, his was a dream that never saw the light of the day, as he never even contested in the election which was subsequently won by the incumbent, Governor Nyesome Wike.
Known to have resigned his appointment as the Executive Director of Sahara Energy before vying for public office, associates of the man are now pondering on his next move.