Senator Andrew Uchendu has thanked his former colleagues in the National Assembly, particularly those were members of the 7th Legislature, for the way they celebrated him on the occasion of his recent birthday.

Uchendu, current Chairman of the Governing Board of the University of Port Harcourt, who took to a platform populated by current and former lawmakers said he was touched by their show of love.

“To say that I am humbled by your best wishes, encomiums showered and prayers offered on my behalf”, Uchendu wrote, “is to say the least.

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“I have been deeply touched by your identification with me on my date of birth. I can confirm today also that I have benefitted tremendously from the bonds we shared.

“Truly I am sincerely very grateful to you all. Please accept my appreciation and may you all remain blessed.”

It is not known if Senator Magnus Abe sent a congratulatory message this time on Uchendu’s birthday.

Both men have not gotten along of late, following differences which have arisen within their party platform.

The Ikwerre – born politician and technocrat who came to the House of Represenatives after serving as the Managing Director of RISONPALM, a state owned oil palm firm, has remained in public service for most of his adult life.

Before taking up the seat of the chairman of the governing board of UNIPORT, Uchendu had the opportunity of representing the Rivers East Senatorial District in the Senate.

Aminu Shagari, a former federal lawmaker from Sokoto and close friend of Uchendu in his reaction noted, “Happy Birthday, respected elder legislator.”

Uchendu’s exact age does not appear to be in the public domain, at least not for now. Wikipedia has this on the former lawmaker::”Andrew Igbonule Uchendu is a Nigerian politician.”

The profile compiled whilst he was a member of the Senate of Nigeria representing the Rivers East senatorial district showed that “He had always been a member of the People’s Democratic Party until 2014 when he switched allegiance to the All Progressives Congress party.”

Wikipedia adds, “Between 2003 and 2015, he represented the Ikwerre–Emohua constituency in the Federal House of Representatives.”