What a wonderful wedding it was between Princess Lydia Onah and Mr Francis Peters on Saturday, November 20, 2022, at St. Charles Lwanga Catholic Church, Esien Town, Calabar, Cross River State.
Lydia and Francis are daughter and younger brother to the Paramount Ruler of Yala Kingdom, His Royal Highness Ogamode, Onah Ipuole and Cross River State Critical Stakeholder and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), High Chief Higgins Peter.
The wedding was attended by Cross River State Governor, Sen. Ben Ayade, Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu, APC Governorship Candidate, Prince Bassey Otu, and Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon. Martin Orim.
Others are Father of the Bride, HRH Ogamode Onah Ipuole and his dear wife, Yala Traditional Rulers Council, High Chief Asuquo Ekpenyong Snr., Yala Local Government Chairman, Hon. Fabian Ogbeche and His Vice, Mrs Felicia Undelikwo, State APC Chairman, Barr. Alphonsus Ogar Eba, APC State Chairman, Rt. Hon. Regina Anyogo, Present and Former Commissioners; Hon. Rita Agbo Ayim (PDP candidate for Ogoja State constituency), Hon. Stella Oreme Odey, Hon. John Ulafor, Bekwarra Local Government Chairman and his dear Wife, Dr Josephat Owan Emekah and Mrs Lucy Owan.
Addressing the press, High Chief Higgins Peter dedicated the marriage to God Almighty and congratulated the couple on the landmark occasion. He commended first and foremost, Governor Ayade and other attendees who despite their busy schedules turned out to celebrate with his family.
Chief Higgins encouraged the couple to respect each other and share absolute love and affection for one another because, by the union today, they have become one indivisible body that must live and care for each other at all times. He promised his continuous support, morally and otherwise.
The Couple, after the reception at Event 45 Calabar, the state capital appreciated all the dignitaries for their delightful support and attendance. They thanked those that contributed hugely in kind and cash to the success of their wedding, particularly, the Governor of Cross River State and the Groom’s Elder brother.
The groom while commending his elder Brother, Chief Higgins for his continuous support for him and the entire family, equally appreciated his Father-in-law, the Paramount Ruler for accepting him to marry his beloved and beautiful daughter. They prayed for journey mercies to all that travelled far and near to honour them. The couple promised each other absolute love and care.
The groom also seized the opportunity to laud the State Governor for his continuous support for him and other young Cross Riverians especially for finding them worthy of working with him as appointees.
Also present at the marriage solemnisation were; Mrs Beatrice Ocheke Igwe, Chief Peter Ojie, Hon. Victor Omaga Odo, Chief Goddy Akwaji, HRM Ogamode Onah Ipuole, Clan Head and Chief of Okuku Kingdom, Chief O.C. Bravo, Hon. Sunday Oko Ebeku aka Otolo, DG, Cross River State Waste Management Agency, Engr. Cosmas Oloko, Mr Johnny Odo, Barr. Rowland Ipuole, Hon. Francis Ekpo, DG, Due Process And Price Intelligent Bureau, Comrade Bernard Okori aka Bob Gana, Mrs Agbo Aduma, Hon. Boniface Okache, Hon. Sunday Ojiho and his dear wife, Dr Ebriku John Friday and a host of other dignitaries.
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