When the history books would be reviewed, I have no doubts in my mind that one name that would occupy lavish mention in chapters and footnotes is that of my friend and brother, Ezennia Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu SAN, Rt. Wor. The District Grand Master Of The District Grand Lodge of Nigeria on the register of the United Grand Lodge of England & General Overseer of Our Saviors Church situated in Onitsha.
I am sure the books would be littered with his countless landmark contributions to the Nigerian legal system with a strong bias for election petition jurisprudence where he bestrode like a colossus and it will also throw light on his philanthropic nature that has seen this very unassuming giant touching many lives that would leave even his most ardent critics green with unbridled envy!
The books will equally tell of a man who chanced upon the Nigerian legal scene and left it blessed and better than he met it whilst recalling his cheerful spirit, kind and warm disposition, patient ear and wisdom that had the unique ability to dispel all doubts whilst profering much needed answers/solutions to the most complex of challenges!
I could go on and on about what I know the history books would definitely say about this great man but today I just want to join the rest of Humanity to wish my friend, my brother, a great voice of the voiceless, exceptional Christian, super achiever, legal giant and ever dependable confidant a happy birthday!
I wish you long life, more wisdom, great health and peace profound as you continue your life's mission of transforming every life that has the good fortune of crossing your beautiful path!
Happy Birthday Nwannem!