The Chairman of the GFO Orim Foundation and the former Chief of Staff to the Cross River State government, Chief Hon. (Dr) Martin Orim, celebrated his birthday yesterday, 11th January 2024, at the Cossington Luxury Apartment on Femi Gbajabiamila Crescent in Abuja.
Chief Hon Martin Orim, a renowned grass-root politician and a philanthropist from Cross River State, had a slew of his political allies at the birthday celebration, including Rt. Hon. Peter Odey, the Cross River State Deputy Governor; Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem; the current Assistant National Publicity Secretary of APC Chief Dorote Kozak; Senator Turku Bello; Hon. Victor Abang (Mature), the Federal House of Representative Member representing the Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency; Rt. Hon. Chinedu Ogar, the Federal House of Representative Member representing the Ikwo/Ezza South Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Legor Idagbo, the former Federal House of Representative Member representing the Bekwara, Obanliku and Obudu Federal Constituency, and more.
Business magnet Chief Higgins Peters; Chief Hilliard Etta, former APC National Acting Chairman; Hon. Sylvester Agabi, the Deputy Speaker of Cross River State House of Assembly and House of Assembly Member representing the Obudu State constituency; Engr. (Dr.) Thomas Aruku, House of Assembly Member representing the Ogoja State constituency; Congressman Omang Omang Esq, House of Assembly Member representing the Bekwara State constituency; Hon Chris Njah Mbu-Ogar, former House of Assembly Member representing Etung State constituency, Wife of the celebrant, Mrs. Lucy Ubeloka Orim, and other high-ranking dignitaries across country were also in attendance.
Amid the joyous atmosphere at the birthday celebration, attendees praised Chief Martin Orim for his political tenacity, dependability and trustworthiness, and further described him as a sincere gentleman who stands by his words. They also wished the birthday celebrant good health, longevity, and prosperity.
Attendees opined that Hon. Martin Orim’s birthday celebration was evidence of the respect and affection he has in Cross River State and outside the State. Futhermore, the occasion demonstrated the solidarity and friendship between well-known figures who gathered to honour and commemorate a significant milestone in his life.