Eze Ndigbo in China marries only family child


Eze Ndigbo in China marries only family child

By Chinwe Nwacha, Onitsha

It was more of festival for merry making than traditional wedding when the Eze Ndigbo in China, Chief Chijioke Iloegbunam, who hails from Abatete, Idemili North Local Government Area, did the traditional wedding of the only child of the Okoye family of Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area, both in Anambra State.

Chijioke who thanked God for giving him the woman of her life, now Dr. (Mrs.)Victoria Ogechukwu Iloegbunam, expressed satisfaction with the large turn out of in-laws, Friends and well wishers.

Expressing satisfaction also, the wife, said that, " God has given me my heart desire, I prayed for it and He answered my prayer. He is kind hearted, lovely and understands and those qualities were what attracted me to him. I need peace in my life," she hinted.

Also sister to the groom, Mrs. Nneka Nwaneli, who based in Lagos, stated that the groom is the last child of the family, based in China, a businessman but now has relocated to Nigeria, but would soon relinquish his office.

According to her, because of the love his sibling has for the family, did not marry the white lady adding that he visited every three months  from China..

"I pray for God's love on the family, I pray God to bless their heart desires, I see our in-laws as very hospitable family and we will not be in-laws only but like brothers and sisters," she stated.

Also uncle to the bride, Chief Innocent Okoye, said, "It is my brother's daughter that is getting married today, I advise the couple that marriage is light and hard, but it needs patients, it is sweet and sour, not that too sweet or sour, patience is the key, as time goes up, it changes to sweet or sour, depending on how you handle it, they have to settle their quarrels within themselves but can invite the third person, a very closed person because there are friends who are real than brothers and sisters.

"Some have committed suicide because of their inability to bring in the third person, some are dying in silence instead of complaining to the third person.Longitivity is from God, don't live competitive life, with this you can live long," he advised.

Prof. Odikpo Ntukogu, uncle to the groom, prayed God to give them children and live to old age, even as he urged them to respect and love to each for longitivity.

Father of the bride, Chief Simon  Okoye, advised them to have understanding stating that marriage is  sweet but sometimes bitter, adding, " I pray for God to bless them and give them wisdom to control their marriage, I see my son- in-law as a good man," he stated.

Maxi Christian Mbachu, Secretary to Abatulu kindred, added that, "We are overwhelmed, there is clement whether, they will live long, I see our in-laws are happy. I pray God to give them long life, peace and love.

I advise the young couple to avoid crises, it cause divorce on young couples, because at the long run, the couples of this generation don't have patience, to ignore earthly things, to adhere to ten commandments, seek the face of God," he advised.

A US based cousin to the groom, Chidolue David Ntukogu, disclosed that, " Mother to the groom is my father's younger sister, and I advise the couple not to listen to outsiders, to settle their matters by themselves, love doesn't know any profession, love has no boundaries.I pray that they will understand each other, even if they have misunderstanding, let them find a way to make up," he posited.

Chuks Iloegbunam retired journalist, advised that, "They should observe the rules of marriage, I have being in marriage for 40 years, the rules of marriage is to love. Don't cheat in marriage, keep to your responsibility, pay children's school fees, take the sick to the hospital, fear God, it is for rich and in poor, if you have problem, live with it, don't abandon him/her. if you are alive, you have to face difficulties.pray for love long life. Marriage is marriage, you can marry from Jupiter," maintained.

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