September 22nd, ushered in the 50th Birthday of His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. Celebrations kicked off in Washington D.C promptly at 7pm. On the other side of the world in Nigeria, it was 12 Midnight.
Friends and well wishers gathered to join His Excellency in celebrating his birthday. In his toast, Senator Osita Izunaso disclosed that the Governor had opted not to celebrate his birthday however close friends and aides decided to host a surprise birthday party in honour. The distinguished Senator Izunaso is a member of the 6th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Among other dignitaries who graced the occasion include Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Secretary to the Imo State Government, Prof.Anthony Anwukah , Mr.Richard Hines (VP, Rochas Foundation) and Dr. (Ms.) Brylyne Chitsunge who flew in with a delegation from South Africa.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 18th congressional district.
Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Anthony Anwuka hands over the Birthday cards and token of appreciaton to His Excellency.
The celebration was incomplete without the presence of the First Lady, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha however, IMO STATE BLOG learned that leading upto midnight, His Excellency had spent over 30 minutes on the phone singing praises and praying with Her Excellency.
Truly, there was so much to be thankful to God for…50 Golden years is no small feat!
Video footage from the event will be posted shortly.
In the meantime, please join IMO STATE BLOG in wishing His Excellency a Happy 50th Birthday.