He wrote below :
“On behalf of my family, I heartily rejoice with a patriot, an elder statesman, and the First Civilian Governor of New Anambra State, Chief Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Okwadike Igboukwu, as he marks his birthday 85th birthday.
As an outstanding nationalist, and detribalised Nigerian, Chief Ezeife has always spoken out for good governance in Nigeria. Chief Ezeife has contributed immensely to deepening the democratic ideals of our dear nation Nigeria.
His father figure as an elder statesman has continued to guide and direct the younger generation of leaders on responsible leadership. As he marks his birthday, I join his friends, family and other Nigerians to wish him well. May God grant him more healthy and fruitful years. -PO