By Afam Chimezie, Onitsha
Wedding guests at Pavola Hotel, Nkwelle-Ezunaka,Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State were at the weekend delighted to have their kinsman and Spiritual Director,Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma (Ebube MuoNso) in their midst.
The popular Catholic priest hails from the community which produced the late prolific writer, Cyprian Ekwensi.
The wedding reception was organised in honour of the son of a well-known community leader in the area and former President-General of Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Ogbuefi Willie Okafor whose son, Chukwuebuka Okafor got married to his heartthrob, Emmanuella Okafor.
The wedding which attracted dignitaries from within and outside the community including the popular Catholic priest
Though ,Fr.Obimma felt at home during his brief stay with his kinsmen, he however left the venue when some youths from the area besieged him for possible alms .
In an interview at the occasion, father of the groom and Village Head of Ezi-Nkwelle, Chief Willie Okafor said that he was delighted to see his son marry in his life time and promised to continue to give fatherly advice to the new couple when necessary.
While urging the new couple to be tolerant to each other, Managing Director, Alanka Suites, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Chief Onyeka Ikem said he decided to attend the event as the father of the groom is a good man and lover of his community, Nkwelle-Ezunaka.
He added that even as the former President-General, that the community was willing to call him back to serve them again by December.
A legal practitioner and friend of Ogbuefi Okafor, Barr. Mellitus Eze noted that the large crowd at the venue was in response to Willie Okafor’s kindness and sense of dignity as a community leader and wished the new couple well in their marriage.