Sunday, 25 July 2021

Brokenness inspires Newness, Duke speaks as he calls for 24/7 celebration of his birthday


You said you will be with me 24/7, today is 24/7 (24th July and it my birthday, feel free to send all the love,gifts and good tidings.

Those were the words of Cross River former Deputy Speaker, and four times House of Assembly member, Chief Orok Otuekong Duke on his Facebook timeline as he announced his birthday while calling for lovely wishes, goodwill messages and gifts. 

Rt. Hon. Orok Duke who had been Chairman of Cross River State Sports Commission informed that brokenness inspires him to create something new from nothingness. According to him, "When the world feels like it's turned upside down and unable to fix; it helps to look at things from a different angle. Because, no matter how broken something is: whether it is a grumpy neighbour, a terrified best friend, an estranged girl friend or a shattered glass; that broken thing could inspire something new. Maybe something better than before."

Duke a great poet and literal luminary with a creative mind had been a source of inspiration and motivation to many young Cross Riverians. He has always believed in the transformation of street boys known as area boys. He opines that when these street boys from various cult factions fratanise together the bond created will help reduce cult clash, thus his introduction of the Tinkoriko play. 

As Duke adds another years to his age today, it is pertinent to note that he has strong affinity and love for his family. This caused him to cease celebrating his birthday after he lost his brofher to the cold hands of death in 1981. The late Edem Otu Duke was born on July 30 1958 but died tragically in February 1981 and in his honour, Chief Orok Duke delected to stop celebrating you birthday but religiously celebrate his late brother's posthumous birthday every July 30th.

To this end, the management and staff of TDNewsnigeria joins many Nigerians in wishing Rt. Hon. Orok Duke a happy birthday wishing him many more prosperous years ahead.