A chieftain of Nigeria’s opposition Labour Party (LP), Professor Pat Utomi, has welcomed his first grandchild.
It is a girl!
Sharing the good news on the WhatsApp departmental platform of his alma mater, “The Jacksonites,” the 1970 graduate of Mass Communication of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, wrote:
“To the Jackson family: news of good cheer. Returned from speaking High Value grammar in Cairo, where I saw Jacksonite Obi Emekekwue in his old hunting grounds, to beholding the reality of news that reached me while in Cairo that I had become a Grandfather.
“So from the Airport to the Hospital and a first meeting with a very cool and pretty Ugochi Ifeanyichukwu Amata. My first grandchild gave a peaceful link into the future.
“So with much gratitude to God I invite your prayers of Thanksgiving to accompany us into this brave new world.
The former governorship and presidential candidate gave no further details.
Born in Kaduna 67 years ago, Grandpa Patrick Okedinachi Utomi is a quintessential politician, who founded the African Democratic Congress and is a Professor at the Lagos Business School of the Pan-Atlantic University.
Utomi was Special Adviser to President Shehu Shagari in the Second Republic.
His wife and brand new Grandma, Dr. Ifeoma Utomi, is a Consultant Orthodontist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
They have five children, three females and two males.