Former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, who walked down the aisle with his wife, Roli Nere in 1988, a marriage which was blessed with two lovely children and two grandchildren, is celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary with his beautiful wife today.
The elated couple will be holding a lavish party at their home in Banana Island, Ikoyi according to sources close to the family.
On Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Warri, Delta state, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and his wife, Roli Nere Uduaghan renewed their marriage vows after 25 years of marriage.
The governor and his wife who dressed like a couple getting married for the first time walked to the altar, renewed their marriage vows, exchanged rings and cut their anniversary cake just as they did in 1988 at the same First Baptist Church, Warri.
The ceremony was attended by their children, family, friends and well wishers and was followed by a reception afterwards.
We wish the Governor and his wife many more happy years together.
In 2017, Orode, a daughter of the immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, talks about her father’s political career and life with OVIE OKPARE.
Here are excerpts from the interview;
How does his name open doors for you?
My dad has been a blessing to lots of people and every now and then, I get random favours because of this even till tomorrow, in the strange places too.
I was recently approached by a lady in a store where I was buying materials in Warri and she kept going on about how awesome my dad was to her and how he saved her from starving. To be honest, the open doors come more from the grass-roots than in the high places you’d expect.
What is his view about the state of the nation?
He is watching and praying.
Is any of his children considering joining politics?
I will do that one day.
How does he settle disagreements with his wife?
It could be through food or the grandchildren step in and save the day.
What kind of book does he like to read?
He loves reading biographies, management and government books. He is a really smart gentle man. I mean he is book smart.