Almost all the state governors on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), including Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, yesterday stayed away from the traditional wedding ceremony of the foster daughter of President Goodluck Jonathan, held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
However, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State was present on the occasion. The society wedding of Faith Elizabeth Sakwe and her husband, Osim Godswill Edward, attracted dignitaries which include serving governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, ministers, service chiefs and captains of industry.
The ceremony was held amid tight security at the private residence of the President located off Nikton Road in Kpansia axis of the state capital.
Some of the security agencies in the area include the Army, Navy, Airforce, Police, State Security Service (SSS), National Security, Civil Defence Corps and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
Security personnel at the venue of the wedding ceremony frisked dignitaries, including politicians and well-wishers, before they were allowed entry into the expansive premises.
Some of the dignitaries that graced the event are Minister of Labour, Emeka Wogu; Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River State) Martin Elechi (Ebonyi) Theodore Orji(Abia) Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta) Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa ) and PDP Board of Trustees Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih.
Others include political organisations such as the Progressive Friends of Nigeria (PFON), Continuity Movement for Goodluck Jonathan, Bayelsa People Assembly and the Progressive Friends Foundation(PFF) which distributed hand bills with inscription ‘Good Deeds of Goodluck’ .
While pronouncing his fatherly blessings, the President said Faith’s husband had become his son by reason of marriage.
While congratulating the couple, Jonathan said he and his wife had blessed their union as they prayed it would be a successful one.
He said: “With what has happened now, you are now my son. My wife and I bless you. Congratulations, my son. We pray the marriage will succeed.”