Chinyere Obasi had the best words for the just retired Hon. Justice Mary Peter-Odili, JSC as she marked 70th birthday anniversary and retirement from the bench.
Chinyere Obasi who hails from the same Local Government Area as the Hon. Justice (Ezinihitte-Mbaise of Imo State) penned down the following words:
“It gladdens my heart to be alive to witness the career climax of yet another female personality whose life journey holds nothing but inspiration and barrier breaking for the women folk. Having to share the same local government of origin (Ezinihitte-Mbaise of Imo State) with the distinguished Hon. Justice makes me even prouder.
When I think of Hon. Justice Mary Peter-Odili JSC, I see a combination of intelligence, grit, candour, excellence, finesse and motherliness to mention but a few.
Having spent 44 years in the nation’s judiciary, meritoriously
rising through ranks from the magistracy to the most prestigious court in the land, with a sterling legacy of judicial astuteness behind her, the Hon. Justice is more than an inspiration to us female lawyers; she is success personified!
As she retires from service and marks her 70th birthday anniversary, I wish for her good health and more fruitful years. Amen.”