Mr & Mrs kufre Okon
By Itoro BASSEY
Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke, was Best Man at the wedding ceremony of Kufre Okon, his Chief Press Secretary, held yesterday at The Apostolic Church in Uyo.
Making a speech at the wedding reception party at Emerald Events Centre in Uyo, Mr. Luke noted that the groom had demonstrated a true commitment to his duties and deserved to be honoured.
“As you find a beautiful, intelligent and humble woman for yourself as a wife, I pray God to bless your union and make you both fruitful and prosperous.
“In 2014, when we faced one of the trying moments of our political life, you sacrificed your foreign Post graduate admission to stand by me.
“You promised to stay with me through that period and you did until God turned our story around and gave us victory.
“Therefore no role is too big nor too small for me to play this day that you have found a wife for yourself”, Luke wrote on a post he served up on his Facebook timeline yesterday.
Colleagues and friends of the Okons who attended the wedding said that seeing the Speaker adjusting the groom’s tie and wiping sweat from his forehead was a thrilling experience for them.
While giving the vote of thanks, the bride and groom, who beamed with joy, expressed their appreciation to God for their union. Rachel, the bride, did not mince words; she said she was wowed by the ceremonies.
Kufre Okon, a native of Nsit Atai local government area of Akwa Ibom, said that the wedding was a dream come true for him and his wife, former Miss Rachel Ndon of Uruan local government area.
Joy overwhelmed the couple as they had the Speaker served as Best Man. Kufre said he could not have dreamed of a better wedding gift.
Below are some photos of the wedding ceremonies.