Wike in first outing after PDP presidential primary loss


Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has made his first outing after losing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential primary.

Wike lost the primary to former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar.

Wike, his wife, Hon. Justice Eberechi Suzette Nyesom-Wike and several dignitaries on Saturday attended the wedding ceremony of Mr. Chima Emmanuel Aguma.

Chima, who is the son of late Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma (SAN), and the immediate past Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Mrs. Inimefien Aguma, tied the nuptial knot with, Jessica Nwamaka Akpe, at St. Paul’s Cathedral Diobu, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Dignitaries present at the wedding ceremony are, Deputy governor of Rivers State, Dr. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo; former Rivers State governor, Dr Peter Odili and his wife, Hon. Justice Mary Odili, Justice Supreme Court (retired); Speaker, Rivers House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi Owaji-Ibani and Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Martin Amaewhule and Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Siminalaye Fubara.

Also present were the lawmaker representing Port Harcourt 1 Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Mr. Ken Chikere and his wife, Hon. Justice Anwuri ; former Chiefs of Rivers State, Justice Iche Ndu and Justice Adama Iye Iyayi Lamikanra; former President, Nigerian Bar Association, O.C.J Okocha, (SAN); Chairmen of Ikwerre and Obio Akpor Local Government Areas, Samuel Nwanosike and George Ariolu, among others.

In his sermon, Rt. Rev. Wisdom Budu Ihunwo, Lord Bishop, Diocese of Niger Delta North, explained that marriage between a man and woman was ordained by God for the purpose of procreation.

He said God’s prescription for successful marriage is that a man should love his wife unconditionally, while the woman in turn, should be submissive to her husband.

According to him, adherence to this divine instruction remains the primary recipe for any successful marriage.

The Lord Bishop, Diocese of Niger Delta North, advised the couple to cultivate the good habit of forgiveness irrespective of the offence.

“Learn how to forgive each other. There should be room for forgiveness. Don’t keep records of offences.”

He further enjoined them to always pray together because God is forever disposed to honour whatever they request in accordance to His word.

Rt. Rev. Ihunwo prayed God to bless the marriage and make it abundantly fruitful.