The Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engineer Chukwuemeka Woke has described the President of Ikwerre Chiefs and Elders Forum, Eze Paul Wonod, as a defender of truth.
He also eulogised him as one who builds enduring bridges of friendship.
Engineer Woke stated this at the 70th Birthday Thanksgiving Mass of Eze Wonodi at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Rumuoro, Ogabakiri in Emohua Local Government Area.
The Chief of Staff also noted that Eze Wonodi is a diligent man who uses every opportunity at his disposal to foster healthy community living.
"The number of people that have come to celebrate him shows that he is a good man. We thank God for granting him good health.
"Eze Paul Wonodi is a man of wisdom. He has been so from birth. He is that blessed and we have watched him utilise the little opportunities God has given to him to bless mankind.
"As you know, 70 years is biblical. He has attained it in good health," he said.
On his part, the former Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Dr. Chidi Lloyd, said Eze Wonodi is a dependable ally.
He noted how the elder statesman painstakingly groomed notable politicians in the area who have in turn become trusted party members and leaders.
"It is a thing of joy to be part of this celebration. He is a man who has worked very hard and God has blessed him so much.
"We are tapping into his blessings, of character, age and good health. He is a man who has groomed many politicians in this Local Government. We are grateful to God for his life”, he stated.
Eze Paul Wonodi is also the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Emohua Local Government Area.