Elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has thrown his weight behind Mr. Peter Obi’s quest for the presidency of the country next year.

Chief Iwuanyanwu, who marked his 80th birthday anniversary with flourish on September 4, said he was backing the presidential candidate of the Labour Party owing to his infectious humility and love for humanity.

The publisher of Champion Newspapers recalled several times Mr. Obi displayed humility and love towards him to buttress his point.

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According to him, while serving as governor of Anambra State, Obi shockingly vacated his Club seat in an aircraft for him.

The Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo said even when he turned down the offer, Obi insisted and refused to return to his seat till he (Iwuanyanwu) accepted the offer.

As he took over Obi’s Club seat, he said the presidential candidate as governor then sat on his own seat in the economy class of the aircraft.

The Chairman of Hardel and Enic Construction Company Limited, also recalled when Obi breached protocol during a church service by vacating his seat for him.

Chief Iwuanyanwu equally recalled when the South East governors wanted to organized a birthday bash for him while Obi was governor and chairman of the governor.

He said Obi had raised N10million for the ceremony but had to call it off when his wife, Eudoria died shortly and suddenly close to the date for the birthday celebration.

He noted that Obi still transferred the N10million raised for the birthday bash to him in spite of the occasion not holding as result of the demise of Eudoria.

 While eulogizing Obi as an exceptional character whose humility and love for humanity is infectious, Iwuanyanwu said he does not need a soothsayer to tell him that the presidential candidate has the spirit of God dwelling and working in him mightily.


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