Jachimike Victor Ikpeazu, son of Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and his lover, Thelma Chidinma Onwueyi, were joined in holy matrimony, at a ceremony which took place at the International Conference Centre, Umuahia on Sunday, November 28.
Speaking at the event, President Buhari congratulated the couple on their marriage. The President who was represented by the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uche Ogah, said that successful marriages hinge on strong family values and character, adding that when family values are properly enshrined, there would be stability in other activities in the society including peaceful coexistence. He encouraged the newlywed to pray, and do things together. He also wished them the best in their union.
Also speaking, the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, represented by the wife of Ebonyi State Governor, Mrs Rachael Umahi congratulated them on their union and assured them that marriage is blissful and an avenue to express love.
Earlier in his speech, the father of the groom, and Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu said he was overwhelmed by the presence of dignitaries and thanked them for coming. He reminded the new couple that the presence of numerous witnesses should inspire them to make a success of their marriage.
The wedding ceremony attracted the presence of many dignitaries including Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel and his wife, Dr. Mrs Martha Udom, , Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi and his wife, Rachel Umahi, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Duoye Diri, Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and wife, Betsy Obaseki as well as wife of the Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa.
Others include, Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, Immediate past Governor of Abia State and Senator representing Abia Central, Senator T. A Orji and wife, Mrs Odochi Orji, Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, National Assembly members, Members of the Abia State Executive Council, Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Engr. Chinedum Orji and his wife, and members of the state House of Assembly, The Chief Judge, Honorable Justice Onuoha Ogwe and members of the judiciary, Top Government officials, Captains of industry, , Members of the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP), Traditional rulers, members of the clergy and people from other walks of life.
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