The current Minister for Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has revealed how his wife duped him when he first met her at a wedding many years ago.
In an interview with The Punch Newspaper, Mr. Amaechi who got married in 1993 said he first met his wife, Judith Amaechi at a wedding wherein the latter was the Chief Bridesmaid.
The Minister said that they both had a brief conversation which led to the exchange of addresses. But unknown to him, she gave out a fake address.
Amaechi narrated that as he was locating the address after a few couples of days, it led him to a toilet at the University.
He said, “It’s a funny story. We (My wife and I) met at a friend’s wedding where she was the chief bridesmaid. We exchanged addresses but she gave me the wrong address.
“The address she gave me led me to a toilet at the university. I forgot about her until I ran into her one day in the estate where I lived in Port Harcourt.
“We actually lived on the same street but I didn’t know. By then, I was a special assistant to the governor of Rivers State. We began to interact and one thing led to another; today, we are man and wife.”
The Honourable Minister also talked on the career he would have ventured into if not for the difficulty in gaining admission into University. He said he wanted to study Law, but could not have admission into the University.
Amaechi also revealed that he would have been a broadcaster if he did not join politics, adding that he has a good voice needed in the industry.
Rotimi Amaechi and wife, Judith. IMAGE: RSG
“I would have loved to become a broadcaster or a lawyer. If I didn’t go into politics, I would have gone on to study Law. Though how good a lawyer I would have made, I cannot tell,” he added