A Low-key 60th Birth­day Bash For Omisore

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - HIGH SOCIETY -

When it comes to land­mark an­niver­saries among the po­lit­i­cal and so­cial elite, a few things are ex­pected: a lot of noise, elab­o­rate red car­pets, swanky and ex­pen­sive shindigs and lots of mer­ri­ment. For former Sen­a­tor Iyi­ola Omisore, that was not the case as he cel­e­brated his 60th birth­day re­cently. He opted for a lowkey cel­e­bra­tion. To some, his phil­an­thropic ges­ture de­serves cease­less ap­plause while oth­ers hail his po­lit­i­cal pedi­gree and wide con­nec­tions. Grey hair spot­ting Omisore has been a sen­a­tor, a deputy gover­nor and two-time gov­er­nor­ship hope­ful. The rich Ile-ife Prince some days back clocked a mile­stone age of 60 and based on his fi­nan­cial abil­ity, in­flu­ence in the high so­ci­ety and the good­will he en­joys, not a few had ex­pected drums to roll out in cel­e­bra­tion of this wor­thy feat, but the pop­u­lar politi­cian did not toe the owanbe path. Rather, he opted for a low-key cel­e­bra­tion where he took out time to share the joy of his birth­day with the less priv­i­leged and phys­i­cally chal­lenged at var­i­ous des­ti­na­tions. Ac­cord­ing to sources, the birth­day an­niver­sary was not de­void of fan­fare in its en­tirety as some of his as­so­ci­ates were said to have been hosted in his Ife pala­tial home where glasses of wine clinked with all mod­esty to cel­e­brate the birth­day boy. In the same vein, con­grat­u­la­tory mes­sages, en­comium and trib­utes end­lessly poured in from var­i­ous an­gles.

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