Over the weekend, the son of the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Oluwanigba Fayose wedded his sweetheart, Olamide Adekunle. The wedding was held at the Monarch Event Centre, Lekki Peninsula II, Lagos on Saturday, 23rd October 2021.
In attendance were dignitaries like Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Governor Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Governor Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and other high-profile dignitaries.
To the excitement of many at the event, Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde declared that the political difference between him and the former Ekiti State Governor, Fayose was over.
Seyi Makinde said: “I was on Channels TV two days ago. They said I won’t come here. Am I not here? Whatever misunderstanding we had in the past, has been put behind us.”
He also noted that the presence of the Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Dr. Fayemi, and former governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni at the wedding, should serve as a lesson to Nigerians to abstain from bitterness and hatred in politics.
“Here you have former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, Governor Fayose, Governor Fayemi, all of them have ruled Ekiti one time or the other. They are not in the same political party. So, those of you who want to die because of us politicians, please politics, governance is not something that should lead to anybody losing his or her life.”
Governor Makinde cautioned those bent on dividing Nigeria via religion to take a leaf from the Fayose and Adekunle Abdul families, who consented to their children getting married, despite being Christians and Moslems respectively.
“People that want to divide this country on religious line, they should have a rethink. We are here celebrating not only culture coming together but also religious tendencies coming together.”
The Oyo State governor also commended Governor Wike and the delegation from Rivers State for gracing the occasion and identifying with the families of the couple.
Thereafter, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State prayed to God to bless the couple with children, peace, and prosperity.
“I want to congratulate Olamide and Oluwanigba. This is the beginning of a journey and our prayer is that this will produce children.”
He also advised them to harmonize their respective dreams and aspirations in order to avoid friction and unwarranted bickering in their marriage.