Niger Delta is reporting that Madam Veronica Uloko, a 132 -year-old super-centenarian from Iyamho
community, Etsako clan, Edo State, the hometown of the outgoing Governor
of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has uncovered the secret of the
governor’s uncommon boldness and power.
Curiously, Madam Uloko, who is blind and can no longer walk, wants God
to take her life because of the agony she was undergoing over the loss
of three of her seven children, especially the 73-year-old son that died
in August, this year.
Officially, by the Guinness World Records, the oldest living person in
the world is 116-year-old Italian, Emman Morano of Verbani in Italy.
Obanor, her son, who said his elder sister is 84 years old, informed us
that the death of his elder brother affected the health of their mother,
who does not want to live while her children die.
Commenting on Oshiomhole, she said: “Our people in Iyamho are not
cowards and they live straight forward life, they do not cheat and they
are very bold people and I think that is why God blesses us with long
life and wisdom, including Oshiomhole, in Iyamho.”
True to her words, outgoing Governor Oshiomhole, indeed, served the
state with exceptional heroism and prudence, mouthing it all the time
that he was not a coward and would not be bullied by anybody.
He boasted that he uprooted what he described as entrenched political
godfathers in the state because God did not give him spirit of
Madam Uloko, who is excited by Oshimohole’s developmental strides in the
state, said: “We are happy that only one man came to rescue us, not
only our people, the entire Edo north and Edo state.
“God will bless Oshiomhole. When he was announced as the winner, I was
dancing with one leg inside because I could not walk as an old woman.”
as governor. I thank Oshiomhole for what he has done for our people,
when you come to our village, Iyamho; you will not recognize the place
again, as people continue to tell me because I can no longer see. I have
prayed for him and I will continue to pray for him because he made our
people proud,” she added.
that God gave me a long life, but since my son died, I have been praying
to God to come and take my life. I cannot remain while my children are
dying after getting old.”