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Pomp as APC chieftains son weds

Published by The Nation on Fri, 29 Aug 2014


It was a grand expression of affection when a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos, Bashorun Tajudeen Jaiyesimi, was joined by well-wishers in celebration of his sons wedlock last Saturday. DADA ALADELOKUN was there.It was probably the busiest day at the sprawling premises of the Federal College of Education (Techical), Akoka, Lagos Mainland in recent times. Automobiles competed for space as all manners of traditional drummers welcomed people with enthralling songs.With exemplary politeness, sturdy bouncers assisted by neatly dressed ushers welcome guests donning their best into the institutions New Multipurpose Hall, venue of the swell outing.It was an exquisite wedding reception last Saturday. By 4pm, the tastefully decorated commodious hall had been filled by the guests. At the centre of it was Folayemi, chubby-cheeked son of Ikorodu, Lagos-born prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bashorun Tajudeen Adio Jaiyesimi, who tied the nuptial knot with his delectable Delta-born lover, Mercy Adegor.The Minority Whip of the Senate and governorship aspirant in the state, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon (GOS), who chaired the occasion, was already there with his wife, Aderonke and a good number of APC loyalists about two hours before the arrival of his hosts.Long before the new couples majestic entry into the hall amid songs from their excited friends after their traditional engagement, Faith Music Band led by Ayo Ajekigbe had turned the outing into a carnival with pulsating beats. He thrilled the gathering with evergreen numbers from the reservoirs of Juju music legends Ebenezer Obey and King Sunny Ade.The couples family members appeared to have anxiously expected that moment of joy. Looking radiant in their blue head gears and caps, they rose to rejoice with their own.The brides parents, Deacon Godwin Adegor and Mrs Bethel Adegor could not hide their joy. So were Jaiyesimi and Folayemis mother, Abimbola, a successful business woman, who moved round, exchanged pleasantries with guests and dance with them.It was applause all the way as Solomon, with his trademark joviality, advised the couple to imbibe and actualise all necessary ingredients of a productive wedlock.Live together as friends and strive to guard your oneness jealously and I trust, you will be happy you did, the senator said.After the usual ritual of cake cutting and toast, the couple, who donned their best bib and tucker, stepped onto the dance floor for what seemed a terpsichorean contest that spurred a prolonged rain of mint naira notes. The Adegors, the Jaiyesimis, their friends and well-wishers were not left out.That the couple and their parents are well loved came to the fore when it was time for gifts presentation. The brides kinsmen from Jesse in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State gleefully partook with showers of prayers on the couple.Asked about her impression about the day, the bride, Mercy, said: This is a special day that I have long wished to come to pass. God is faithful to have blessed me with my ideal friend in Folayemi.Folayemi, a fast-rising marketer, described the outing as a rare milestone in his life. Mercy stands for Gods mercifulness towards me. So, having this grand opportunity to live the rest of my life with her is a thing of eternal joy, he said.Their parents were unsparing in words of gratitude to God for the success of their childrens wedlock as they beseeched Him to guide them aright in everlasting conjugal bliss.As the usual photograph session went on, other guests, including gate crashers were treated to sumptuous meals and assorted drinks by some caterers who were stationed outside the hall.]]>
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