Saturday January 26, 2019 would remain a day to remember for a long time for the families of Dr Gbade Ojo, the chief of staff to Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and Mr Samuel Tifase when their daughter, Temitope Adewunmi and son, Taiwo Oladayo were joined together in holy matrimony at the Sanctuary of Christ Evangelical Church, Ibadan.
The glamorous wedding reception took place at the Theophilus Ogunlesi hall, opposite UCH main entrance, Ibadan where leading figures in academia, politics and industry across Nigeria and abroad converged in a relaxed atmosphere to honour Dr Gbade Ojo, an associate professor of political science and communication at the University of Ilorin who was giving out his daughter’s hand in marriage.
Members of the Oyo State Executive Council at the society wedding were led by the Secretary to the State Government SSG, Alhaji Olalekan Alli.
The proprietor of Ibadan central hospital, Dr Abib Olamitoye, who was chairman on the occasion, urged the new couple to see each other as friends. The bride’s father, Dr Gbade Ojo in his message to the new couple, implored them to be prayerful just as their parents. According to him, prayer and hard work is the language of success.
In his sermon, the General Overseer, Salvation Proclaimers Anointed Church, Prophet Samson Adegboyega said separation in marriage is not an option for believers. The man of God who disclosed that he had been married for 49 years without any outsider coming around to settle quarrels between him and his wife, said marriage was the first assignment by God in the garden of Eden. He however, noted that any husband beating his wife is beating down his treasure and destiny.
”The institution of marriage is a very highly honoured institution established by God himself”, Prophet Adegboye said.
The new couple however, met during their mandatory National Youth Service Corps. And they had remained friends since then before they were pronounced husband and wife last Saturday.
Music was supplied by the popular gospel artist, Yinka Ayefele.
Here are some images from the event:
R-L: Oyo State First Lady, Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, Bride’s mother, Dr (Mrs) Ronke Ojo, Bride, Mrs Temitope Adewunmi Tifase, the Groom, Mr Taiwo Oladayo Tifase and bride’s father, Dr Gbade Ojo at the engagement ceremony…Friday
The bride’s parents, Dr Gbade Ojo and Dr (Mrs) Ronke Ojo with the Oyo State Chairman, Christians Association of Nigeria CAN, Pastor B.O Akamu at the church service at Sanctuary of Christ Evangelical Church….Saturday
The Groom’s parents, Mr Samuel and Mrs Deborah Tifase
Dr Gbade Ojo and Dr (Mrs) Ronke Ojo, Bride’s parents
R-L: Emeritus Professor A.A.A Ayoade, wife and a guest
The bride’s father sandwiched by Special Assistants SAs to Governor Ajimobi, (Mrs Funmilola Tanimola, Princess Adetunji Taiwo, Mrs Kunmbi James, Hon. Bimpe Adebare, and Deaconess Ester Adedokun (SSA)
L-R: Mrs Oshinkoya, Oyo State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Gbade Ojo, Matthew Ayandokun, Bolaji Tunji, Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Media, Wasiu Ajimobi, Governor’s brother, Princess Taibat Ayaba, SA to Governor Ajimobi, Mr Adelabu, Commissioner for Trade, Oyo State
L-R: Mrs Hana Ogunesan, Oyo State Head of Service, Alhaji Lekan Alli, Secretary to the State Government SSG, Oyo State and Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Olagunju Ojo
L-R: Hon. Biliaminu Ogundele, Chairman, Ona-Ara Local Govt, Hon. Said Solution, Chairman, Inukan LCDA, Babatunde Olaniyi (Ti o Common) and other guests
Mr and Mrs Tifase, the newly wed.
L-R: Hon. Matthew Oyedokun, Special Assistant to Governor Ajimobi, Solid Minerals, Prof. Adekunle Adewale, SA, Agric, Dr Gbade Ojo, Chief of Staff to Gov. Ajimobi and another SA to the governor