Nawa oh, I was thinking a man of his age would probably be praying to God to die peacefully…you are probably wondering what I am wondering!
Well, in this interview with Chief Daniel Ukeredi, aka Ogbolomo, a retired staff of the
Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC who was born in 1898 (would clock 114 years on September 16), and
is the oldest living person in Okpe Kingdom, Urhobo ethnic nationality
of Delta State...You will be surprised to find that sometimes old people do not want to die too.
NB: He is now sightless, perhaps due to age and partly deaf (one has
to shout into his ears for him to hear what one is saying).
“My elder brother died recently, that was in 2010, two years ago, at the
age of 121 years. He was senior to me by seven years. Before he died, he
was the oldest person in Ugbokodo.The secret of my long life is that I do not tell lies and I do not take what does not belong to me. As I am sitting here now talking to you, I see many things, which
people around me do not see. Therefore, I take them most times as dream.
Sometimes, I close my eyes, I, indeed, see spirits; I drink with them
and chat with them. When asked Can you still perform; I mean can you still carry out your marital role of sex? he said….
“About sex! Hmmm…! Even if you throw the most beautiful woman to me as a gift now, I will throw her back at you…I am begging God to extend my days so that I will drink and drink my beer.
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