The State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu who was speaking at the solemnization ceremony between Ikenna Madubuike and Ebere Ijioma held at the Methodist Cathedral, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja, maintained that every marriage is unique, adding that believing in each other’s capabilities will go a long way to strengthen marriages.
The Governor represented by his Deputy, Sir Oko Chukwu noted that love, trust and support for each other are strong virtues that will enhance peaceful marriage and enjoined the new couple to imbibe those qualities.
He described the father of the groom and former Minister of Education and Health, Prof. Ihechukwu Madubuike as a great pillar of support to Abia State and prayed God to grant the new couple a fruitful married life.
Earlier in a homily, The Revd. Marcus Onuoha advised the couple to make Jesus the center of their Union, pointing out that he will guide, and direct them always. The Revd. Onuoha noted that for the new couple to enjoy their marriage, they must seek to be a couple with strong will who do not capitalize on each other’s faults and avoid allowing a third party into their homes.
He stressed the need for intending couples to always make sure they have strong convictions before getting hooked as marriage is a lifelong affair.
In his remarks, the father of the groom, Prof. Ihechukwu Madubuike, thanked all that graced the occasion for identifying with them.
BCA Abuja Area Correspondent, China Mba, reports that a former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former PDP Abia State Chairman, Senator Emma Nwaka and his wife Beatrice, the Abia State Liaison Officer, Abuja, Mr. Joseph Nwagbara, a former Minister of Education, Tunde Adeniran, were among the dignitaries that graced the event.