It was a gathering of who is who amid celebration on Monday, August 15, 2022 as Sir Dr. Peter Odili marked his 74th Birthday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Leading the way was the State governor, Chief Barr. Nyesom Wike who expressed delight for the opportunity to have known Dr. Odili and being able to celebrate him. He pointed to the several support and the gains from the political tutelage under Dr. Odili that had made him accomplish his political successes.
He reiterated that Odili’s benevolence made it possible for Ikwerre sons to emerge governors of Rivers State.
In his goodwill message, governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State harped on the need for all Nigerians to work together to enthrone fairness, justice and equity in all facet of society, which Odili has always stood for
Also speaking, Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu noted that Dr. Odili is a great leader who had impacted on many lives across the country.
Similarly, former Cross River State, Donald Duke, commended Dr. Odili for being a role model and comporting himself very well after leaving office.
In his response, Dr. Peter Odili said, himself and his wife, Hon. Justice Mary Odili (retired) were overwhelmed by the birthday gift courtesy of the State government.
Odili explained that during his tenure as governor, Governor Wike was the best performing council chairman in the State.
He lauded Governor Wike for investing in human capacity development, infrastructure and building the best Law School campus in Port Harcourt.
In his homily at the thanksgiving mass, Monsignor Pius Kii said Nigeria missed the opportunity of having Dr. Peter Odili as their president because he would have used his farsighted ability, courage and adaptive capacities to solve Nigeria’s many problems.