As humble as the governor is, he is not willing to celebrate his 50th birthday on June 28th with noise. He is going to have it simple and quiet. Here was what he told City People:
"By nature I am not a ceremonious person. I don't like all the noise and
partying. When I saw all the plans going on for my 50th, I said no. If
this is my day, then those who really love me should allow me do it the
way I want to. I have told my aides how I feel about this whole 50th
birthday celebration. I asked them if governors in other countries don't
have their birthdays and is it usually in such a loud way and manner?
If I do it my own way it won't cost me that much to receive my visitors.
I funded my 40th birthday when I was Chief of Staff and it cost me so
much. I am not quite sure I can do the same now. As a Governor, it will
cost me more. I am not sure I want to spend that kind of money on
parties. And to tell you the truth, the idea that probably I will have a
birthday at tax payers expense is something that does not go down well
with me, and it's only for 24 hours. So I am going to have a very quiet
and simple day with close friends and family."
Eko o ni baje o!