….”it will be an understatement if I say this is one of the happiest days in my life” —says APC Chieftain.
By: Oluwatosin Adesola
It was glitz and glamour as all roads, on Saturday 16th September, 2023, led to Luxury California Hall of T-Mark event centre, Ita Alamu, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital in Nigeria for the wedding ceremony of Hon (Dr) Prince Adeniran Oyebade and Opeyemi Ademowa.
Ilorin was agog as Prince Adeniran Oyebade who is an Aspirant for the Ondo Central senatorial district before the 2023 general election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), also bagged the Doctor of Philosophy.
The groom and the bride knotted their ties at a colourful event attended by eminent personalities from all walks of life.
Speaking at the event, Chief Imam of
Ojutalayo Central Mosque, Ireakari Estate, Ibadan, Imam Muritala Adediran, stressed the need for the couple to understand each other and make love cornerstone of their home.
Imam Adediran, who spoke at the occasion on behalf Adelegan family, described marriage as a life contract, maintaining that living a fulfilled marital life requires understanding and endurance.
The Muslim leader urged wife to be submissive and accept the will of her husband.
He advised husband to be democratic in dealing with his wife and always carry her along in the scheme of things.
The Imam prayed God to bless the union with the fruit of the marriage in no distance time and grant the couple long life and prosperity.
The bride father, Mr Samuel Ademowa advised the couple to respect each other and avoid third party’s intervention in their affairs.
Ademowa, who is a retired DSS officer, admonished his daughter to be good ambassador of the family by avoiding any acts that could drag the image of the family into mud.
The programme featured the presentation of Honourary Doctorate Degree on the groom, Prince Adeniran Oyebade.
Prince Adeniran bagged Doctor of Philosophy and International Diplomacy from ESCT University, Republic of Benin.
The presentation of doctorate degree was in recognition of Dr Adeniran contributions to the development of humanity and educational pursuit of many students.
Dr Adeniran, who is a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, said his joy knew no bound for witnessing the day.
The groom said, “It is practically impossible for me to describe how I feel today. As matter of fact, it will be an understatement if I say this is one of the happiest days in my life.
“I have never been this happy in my life because to have the foremost traditional ruler honouring my invitation as well as so many other dignitaries, I’m highly elated.
“As you can see, the King is here, his presence is felt, he has been with me throughout whole process. This is a symbol and message to everyone around me that this gentleman is loved from the source as a son of the source, well loved.
“So, it is a thing of joy and there are a lot of things that we are celebrating today because celebrating a Doctorate Degree in International Politics and Diplomacy is a thing of joy.
“Though, this is not the first, it is just another cap to my feather, yes, I am very excited. You can address me properly now as Hon Prince (Dr) Adeniran Omotola Okeowo Morounmubo Omogbadewa Oyebade.”
The Ooni of Ile-Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi was ably represented at the occasion by Agbolu of Agbaje -Ife, Oba Adekunle Adebowale, while the Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi witnessed the ceremony, while the event was chaired by Major Barr C.C Uche, Commandant Military Police O.C 32 Artillery Brigade.
Other dignitaries at the event included Ondo State Organizing Secretary for APC, Hon Charles Babatunde Fagbonka; pioneer Local Council Chairman Ondo East Local Government, Mr. Akintunde Temitope (aka Olainukan); the Chairman of Committee of Friends, Dr Heroe Akinbiola and members/leaders of St. Joseph College Old Boys Association.
One thing that was evident during the colorful ceremony, the wedding will remain talk of the town for years to come in Ilorin, Kwara state.