People’s Democratic Party’s chieftain, and former Elder’s Council Chairman, Evangelist Israel Ogunrinde, recently, celebrated his birthday on a low key, as congratulatory messages poured in from well wishers across the world. Despite the low key celebration, the frontline Ajeromi/Ifelodun politician was surprised by fans and supporters as they trooped to his home and office to wish him a joyful birthday celebration for his many years of selfless service to humanity.
Neighbors and other well wishers were in his office to join him in prayer of thanks giving and most of them went back with their stomach filled as they were entertained by the birthday man with drinks and food.
A congratulatory message from Barrister Oladipupo Wilson, a Nigerian born lawyer, based in the United Kingdom who is also eyeing the House of Reps seat, come 2023 reads, ‘’ Happy birthday to a natural-born leader! Your headstrong approach and passion to achieve what you set out to do are so remarkable and truly inspirational. Pa Evangelist Israel Ogunrinde, you have guided us all in the right direction, and motivated us to do our very best. Thank you for being such a wonderful leader to us all .Today, I have the pleasure of wishing a great politician, a truly marvelous birthday, Pa Evangelist Israel Ogunrinde’’
‘’You have many fantastic qualities, but top of them is that you are dependable, trustworthy and always there for your constituents. I just want you to know on your special day, how much you are admired and respected. You are a visionary leader and a true inspiration to me personally. Once again, I and the entire Liberation team wish you happy birthday’’
Another party faithful and a House of Representatives hopeful in the 2023, general election, Chief Francis Bartholomew popularly known as ‘Omo Barca’ congratulated Elder Israel whom he described as an astute politician, a mobilizer and a leader per excellence,
In his congratulatory message, Abiola Idera, a former House of Assembly aspirant, wrote on the timeline of the PDP leader: ‘’Happy birthday to one of the most innovative leaders in politics today. Not only do you seamlessly adapt to address the emerging challenges from the persistent ones that we face in our society today, but you also strive to make things better with new approaches and unfaltering determination. I just want to thank you for all of your amazing efforts over the years. Many happy returns to you today sir’’ he declared.