Buhari Celebrates Former Supreme Court Justice, Emmanuel Ogwuebu, at 90
POLITICS DIGEST – President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Justice of the Supreme Court, Emmanuel Obioma Ogwuegbu, on his 90th birthday, “joining family and friends to celebrate God’s grace of a worthy long life of service, with many achievements, especially in the judiciary.”
President Buhari in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, congratulated Justice Ogwuegbu, other retired and serving Justices, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and Body of Benchers on the milestone, saluting the courage of the former Judge of the High Court, Imo State, 1976-1987, for putting the interest of the nation and her people first by standing for the truth, and administering it.
The President affirmed that the legal luminary worked hard to earn his respected position in the judiciary, the country, and beyond it, upholding standards of clarity and balance in judgements for many years, and consistently sharing his wisdom with leaders.
President Buhari thanked the nonagenarian for believing so much in Nigeria that he returned to the country to start his private legal practice, 1963, after studying at University of Liverpool and University of London,1976.
The President prayed for continued good health and sound mind for the venerable retired jurist.