The presidential flagbearer of Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi has congratulated elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu on his 80th birthday anniversary.
Iwuanyanwu recently clocked 80 with a symposium organized in his honour by the Imo State correspondents chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists.
The event which was chaired by former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was attended by dignitaries across Nigeria including the governor of Imo State, Chief Hope Uzodimma.
Obi wrote on his verified Twitter account:
“I am deeply honoured to celebrate a highly respected leader and nationalist, Chief Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, as he marks his 80th birthday. My admiration for, and relationship with him dates back in time, and I am very appreciative of the noble lessons of life that I have so far garnered from him. Chief Iwuanyanwu is a patriotic leader and respected business mogul, under whose tutelage many accomplished men attained success in the areas of sports, business, journalism, politics and corporate leadership. His great contributions to our development are demonstrable in many ways; including his unmatched advocacy for free enterprise and a production-based economy. May God continue to protect, bless and keep him in good health of mind and body, and give him the grace to continue to impact positively on the nation. – PO”