Nigerian Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi CON, Former DG NIMASA Dr Dakuku Peterside, Chairman NIMASA Board Asita Honourable, APC South South Zonal Secretary Dave Okumgba, AAC Rivers 2019 Governorship candidate Engr Biokpomabo Awara, Leader of APC Ahoada East LGA Hon Barr Eric Apia and a stalwart of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Dr Destiny Vincent were among many others who showered encomiums on Barrister Chimenim Wisdom Jerome who marked his birthday yesterday 27th April 2020.
Jerome, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers State was a former local government CTC Chairman in Ahoada East LGA a grassroots mobiliser was also celebrated by many in his LGA not only because of his benevolence and charisma but also for his achievements during his stint in the LGA council seat where he successfully employed scores of youths into pensionable jobs, undertook various road repairs and supported many into various recruitments including the military and paramilitary. He was reputed to be one of the best performing CTC Chairmen in the state during that era.
Barr Chimenim Jerome in 1992-1993 was a former LGA PRO of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) and a former State Assistant Auditor of the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP), and former Acting State Secretary of All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP) he has spent over 28 years of his life in the murky waters of Nigerian politics, a house-hold name in the politics of the Orashi region; has remained a strong pillar of APC Ahoada East and the Rotimi Amaechi political family.
He was also a former student activist and President National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS) at the prestigious University of Ibadan Oyo State; where his exploits in both his law studies and political activities endeared him to many.
In the legal profession, Barr Jerome has distinguished himself in his over 18 years experience at the bar and has continued to surpass even above expectations of his clients, opposing attorneys as well as the bench.
No wonder some notable legal luminaries such as Tuduru Ede SAN, Jubrin Okutepa SAN, Hakeem Afolabi Taiwo Taiwo, SAN and many others including respected members of the bench were not also left out in showering accolades on this towering legal icon.
He was a member of the Rivers State Advisory council on prerogative of Mercy under the then Gov Rotimi Amaechi which saw to the granting of amnesty to several innocent and well behaved prison inmates.
He is a man in a class of his own, humble, down to earth, magnanimous, with clout & dignity and a man of integrity. who always stands for the truth no matter the cost.
Congratulations Hon Barr Chimenim Wisdom Jerome!
● Rtn Ali Uwo Emmanuel