Akparawa Bokime Asuquo, Special Assistant to the Commissioner for Special Duties and Aviation Development, Mr. Akan Okon, has released wedding notification and pre-wedding photographs and videos to the social media.
According to the notification, all roads will lead to the Compound of renowned scholar and activist, Dr Anthony Okonofua in Ikot Ntuen Nsit, opposite UUTH, Abak Road, on Thursday, November 22, 2018, for the traditional marriage of his beautiful daughter, Miss Anita, by 12noon and the event will subsequently continue on Saturday, November 24, 2018, for the celebration of Holy matrimony at St Peter’s Parish, University of Uyo, by 9am prompt.
According to the invite, Akparawa Asuquo, who is a native of Mbiabam Ibiono in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area, will be happily joined to Anita in the presence of their families.
The invite also indicates that a reception party will follow immediately after solemnization at the Bezaleel Hall, behind Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Uyo.
Meanwhile, Miss Anita, a native of Ugbokhare Village in Esan-Central Local Government of Edo State, thrilled friends and well-wishers via a facebook post, captioned, Love Story.
In her words:
“He was my friend on Facebook but we never chatted, even though I saw some of his posts, I took no notice.All these political people, nki dogho do interested. I never liked him (nki bata bad anye). I remember making fun of him with a friend once. One day I saw a poster of him, he was contesting for a position; I felt it was a complete joke because I knew he wouldn’t win at that time. So I went to his inbox to tell him bluntly what I felt about him and his poster. That was the first time we chatted. He asked for my number, I RELUCTANTLY gave him my ‘business number.’ I prayed he wouldn’t call. That night, oga sent a love text, I rolled my eyes in contempt (mme ani do ayem). In my mind he wasn’t up to the standard I dated or had in mind to date, I mean, I was even quitting a relationship I called ‘standard’. I didn’t know God was in a corner laughing. God’s ways clearly differs from man’s ways! Thereafter the baba called and I just knew I had entered one chance! I finally met him on my sister’s wedding day and he WILLINGLY paid for all my pictures, he stayed with me till the very end. I was amazed at his kindness. I had found a diamond in the rough. Overtime, I have learnt not to judge a book by its cover. I have learnt what it means to love and be loved unconditionally. I have learnt about sacrifice, forgiveness and hope. I have learnt what it means to be courageous and determined against all odds. We’ve been termed an unlikely pair with little connecting interests but we’ve been through the hurdles of a relationship even though we were a thousand miles apart. We have trusted and believed in God and each other. God has blessed me and I am thankful. One year and three months later we will be saying ‘I do’ and spending a lifetime together.
I’m saying ‘Yes, I do’ to my friend, cheer Master and partner in everi everi! Dear friends share in our joy, be happy for us, pray for us.”