Couple Left Stranded At Registry On Wedding Day Gets Govt House Reception
For Mr & Mrs Abel Eromosele Ugiagbe, the disappointment when the Marriage Registrar left them stranded on their wedding day has turned out a blessing after all.
For that embarrassment they got a beautiful wedding reception inside the Edo State Government House.
This was made possible by the First Lady in Edo State, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki.
The wife of the Edo State Governor organised a wedding reception for Mr & Mrs Abel Eromosele Ugiagbe, the couple whose marriage ceremony was disrupted by the absence of the Registrar of the Federal Marriage Registry, in Benin City, Edo State.
Mrs. Obaseki said her decision to host the reception for the couple was to ease the pain they went through following the disappointment on their wedding day, adding that the compassionate nature of Mr. Abel Eromosele Ugiagbe who felt bad that the registrar lost his job drew her closer to the couple.
She noted, “After I confirmed the report as true, I called my friend and wife of the Minister for Interior, Mrs. Aregbesola who briefed her husband about the development. The Minister apologised to the couple.
“I really felt for the couple, especially the bride and decided to host them for a reception to make up for the disappointment on their wedding day.”
The First Lady commended the groom for his compassionate nature, adding, “He told me that ITV came around and saw the situation and they just expressed how they felt but never knew the report would go viral and lead to the registrar losing his job.”
The Chairman of the occasion and Chief of Staff to Edo State Governor, Hon. Osaigbovo Iyoha, congratulated the couple on the success of their wedding despite the disappointment they xperienced over the failure of the Registrar of the Federal Marriage to show up for the marriage.
He urged guests at the reception to see every disappointment as a blessing, adding, “This is the first official state wedding reception held in this hall in Government House following the disappointment from the registrar who ought to join the couple on May 28th, 2021, but failed to show up and it became a topical issue after the story went viral on social media.”