Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Pete Edochie, has described the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as the dearest person to him among great leaders in the country and beyond.
The actor said this at his 53rd wedding anniversary held at The Base Landmark Event Centre, Enugu. Edochie, who said he is pleased with Ugwuanyi’s exemplary leadership qualities, described the event as a defining moment of his life.
The actor disclosed that he has the pictures of great leaders including the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the late Chinua Achebe, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and Jerry Rawlings, among others, in his house and called on photographers to give him the copies of the photographs he has taken with the governor at different events.
He said: “In my house, I have the photographs of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and I. The photograph of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and I. Chinua Achebe, Jerry Rawlings and I, but of all these great names that I have mentioned, the dearest person to me is the Governor of Enugu State present here.
“But on several occasions, the photographers that normally take these pictures leave without giving me a copy. Any photographer that will be the first to give me the pictures of today’s event will receive a good prize from me?”
Gov. Ugwuanyi graced the event in the company of the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai; and former Deputy Chief of Staff, Imo State Government House, Barr. Chima Nwanna, among others.