Reflections on My Birthday – THISDAYLIVE


Today marks another anniversary of my birth. I want to thank my friends and associates who accepted my decision to drop their plans for an elaborate birthday celebration and allow me to spend today in peace and solitude with my family.

That you dropped your plans in the face of the expansive preparations you made and the financial losses that you have incurred is a valuable gift of love and I really appreciate and honour you all.

I decided to keep my birthday low key and spend sometime in quite contemplation for a variety of reasons. First, this birthday coincides with the end of my service in the Nigerian Senate, a significant achievement in my political journey, and a unique privilege given to me by the people of Rivers South East Senatorial  District. A  grand party to celebrate my birthday and my tenure in the Senate would have been in order.

Unfortunately, as I stand down from the Nigerian Senate, Rivers South East, just like every other part of Rivers state, and most parts…

Source: Thisday Newspaper