Elder statesman and two-time governor of Midwest and Bendel states, Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia, was lastweek celebrated by eminent citizens of Edo State, including the state governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who organized a dinner to honour him as he turned 84.

The colourful event which was also organized by his amiable wife, Yetunde Ogbemudia had all the guests in attendance enjoy every bit of it. And it was not a dull moment all through the late night dinner party, exclusively for few prominent social rockers in Benin, Edo State.

Speaking at the colourful event held at the ultra-modern New Era Secondary School, Benin, now renamed Samuel Ogbemudia Secondary School by the Edo State government, Ogbemudia who was visibly overwhelmed with joy, called on people of the state to live a life that would be well emulated and be of good example to others.

His words: “I do not know how to start this speech. Firstly, because two days ago when the governor told me that there would be a banquet, I thought it was a joke and I never knew he would be able to bring together so many people as we have seen here today”.

The birthday boy also appreciate the governor for naming a secondary school after his name and also promise to do all in his great capacity to continue his interest in the development of the state and its people. The night was filled with fun and every guests had enough to eat and drink while some people were exchanging pleasantries with the former military governor and his wife, also wish him a prosperous years ahead.


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