Gov Umahi, Nwifuru, Emegha, Others Eulogizes Ebonyi Deputy Governor At 52

By Celestine Okeh, Abakaliki

Good will Messages have continued to pour in, as the Ebonyi state Deputy Governor, Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe turned 52, today, 17th June,2022.

Ebonyi state Governor, Engr David Umahi has described him as a dependable ally.

In his Congratulatory message, Gov Umahi said;
"On behalf of my family, government, and the good people of Ebonyi State, I most heartily salute my beloved dependable ally in the Ebonyi Project, His Excellency the Deputy Governor, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe on his attainment of the age of 52 today.

"This year's memorial of your birthday is very remarkable not because you have attained age 52 in smooth sail but because at age 52, your name has been written in gold for being at the superintendence of the re-creation of a magnificent Ebonyi State fitting of the dreams of our Founding Fathers.

"It is also quite peculiar because, at age 52, testimonies of lives you have touched positively abound in all spheres of human existence, hence the reason you are massively loved by Ebonyians and your teeming fans across the World.

"On this note, therefore, I join your millions of friends, admirers, and family members to congratulate you on this epoch moment and pray to God to continue to strengthen you for greater service to him and humanity in the days and years ahead.

"Once again, happy birthday, and many returns".

The speaker of the state House of Assembly and Ebonyi APC Gubernatorial Candidate for the 2023 general election, Rt Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru equally felicitated to the Deputy Governor. His message reads;


"It gives me great pleasure, to celebrate and congratulate you today, Your Excellency, Barr. Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe (Ph.D Law) – Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, as you mark your birthday, today. 

"In Ebonyi State, we all have our shoulders lifted in huge pride, to have you within our ranks - a servant, strategist, orator, performer, and a perfect gent, laced in humility, and unique brilliance. 

"The tremendous history of this administration and by extension, Ebonyi State, has your significant signature all over its pages, because you’ve always demonstrated unmatched loyalty and flaming commitment in seeing that we grow as a State. 

"Little wonder you’re celebrated beyond our shores as the best Deputy Governor in the entire Nation. You’ve therefore gone along to become one of our great exports from the State, a feat of huge pride for us, as a people. 

"In celebrating your new age today, it is our fervent prayer that God Almighty who sees the heart of men, will continue to embellish you with sound health of mind and body, wisdom and discerning spirit, as you discharge your duties. May His love surround you now and forever, Amen.

"So, on behalf of my lovely family, floor functionaries, honourable members, staff of Ebonyi State House of Assembly and indeed, the entire people of Izzi West state constituency, I celebrate and congratulate you today, Your Excellency, as you mark your 52nd birthday today. 

"Many happy returns, my dearest in-law".

Celebrating with the Deputy Governor,
Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha,
Ebonyi APC Chairman and Special Security Consultant SSC to the state government, wrote;


"It is with overwhelming Joy that I, Hon Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, Ebonyi Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC and Special Security Consultant SSC to state government, on behalf of my family, our great party and the Ministry of Internal Security warmly wish the number two citizen of our dear state, His Excellency, Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe, PhD a happy birthday. 

"Your Excellency, in the past seven years, you have shown greater commitment towards the actualisation of your Boss and our workaholic Governor,  Engr Chief David Umahi's administrative agenda of making Ebonyi the most peaceful and investment friendly state in Nigeria. 

"These you have achieved by demonstrating a high of level of loyalty and intelligence at all times. As a true party man you have also made immense contributions by volunteering ideas and other material resources that have assisted so much in ensuring peace and growth so far recorded in Ebonyi State APC. 

"Your Excellency and dependable partner,  it is our collective prayers that as you mark your birthday anniversary today, you will continue to dwell in good health and sound mind. 

"Once again, Congratulations and happy birthday, Your Excellency and Dependable Pillar to our dear Governor, Chief Engr David Nweze Umahi".

On his part, Ugbala Kenneth Igwe, Ph.D., Secretary to the State Government and Coordinating Commissioner wrote;
"52 Garland Cheers to a Distinguished Deputy Governor, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe.

"I wish to most heartily facilitate with you, on behalf of my family and staff of the Cabinet Office, Abakaliki, on the occasion of your 2022 birthday celebration.

"I rejoice you with you, Your Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe, for the gift of life, good health and much more, God's abiding grace in your life which is a testimony to this historic milestone and a rich reward of His faithfulness to you.

"You have accomplished a lot already, as a successful academic, a technocrat to the core, distinguished public servant, and most importantly, a profound family man. You have touched many lives and left a worthy landmarks within the past 52 years.

"I celebrate you on this historic moment as I connect with Ebonyians in prayer, wishing you more life to live and many more happy things to enjoy.

"Once more, congratulations and happy birthday to Your Excellency".

In a similar vein, the Publisher of Ebonyi Times Newspapers, Comrade Celestine Okeh, have described the Deputy as a beacon of hope for this generation and generations to come.

In his good will message to the Deputy Governor,  Okeh wrote;
"52 Happy Cheers To a  Beacon of Hope

"May I, on behalf of my dear family, join millions of other men of good will, in felicitation to a genuine humane leader, Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe, Deputy Governor of our great state, Ebonyi, on this exciting moment of his 52nd birthday anniversary celebration.

"Your Excellency, you have demonstrated highest level of humility, patience and perseverance in all your dealings.

"Your Excellency, you have given hope to the hopeless. you have given genuine succour to the downtrodden, shelter to the homeless.

"You have mentored hundreds of youths and have remained a beacon of hope to this generation and the upcoming once.

"You have demonstrated beyond words, that humility and patience are virtues of inestimable value.

"You have made peace and unity of purpose the core tenent of your leadership.

"Your Excellency, words are scares in describing who you are, but I am at home with your style of leadership, it is the best for us.

"I pray that God will bless you as you move higher in age and in your service to humanity.

"Congratulations once again, Your Excellency"!

Yours Truly,
Okeh Chidiebere Celestine

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