Former governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu has described former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke as a highly detrabilised Nigerian and patriotic statesman with passion for a just and fair society.
Extolling the virtues of the politician, Kalu acknowledged the giant accomplishments of Duke in all facets of life.
The Chief Whip of the Senate called on the younger generation to emulate the exemplary leadership qualities of the former governor, adding that Duke laid a solid foundation for the growth and progress of Cross River State.
Kalu made these assertions in a goodwill message to the former governor on the occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary.
He said: “I felicitate with former Governor of Cross River State, Chief Donald Duke as he clocks 60. In business, politics and philanthropy, the celebrant has done extremely well. He has created a niche for himself in various endeavours.
“The celebrant made invaluable contributions to the growth and development of Cross River State and Nigeria in general. Duke is an accomplished Nigerian in all ramifications. As Duke marks his 60th birthday, I pray for longer life in sound health for him.”
Kalu, who described the celebrant as his brother and friend, also conveyed his greetings to the government and people of Cross River on the occasion of the former governor’s 60th birthday anniversary.