Pastor Tunde Bakare Gives Away Abimbola …in a Faith-themed wedding…
The serving overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare stood in as the father of former Abimbola Omowunmi Ige when she was affirmed as the wife of lover, Faith Adohinoyin Imoru on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Only few people were aghast though at the official signing of wedding register inside Classique Events Centre (7a, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun), Lagos when Bakare stepped forward to say “I do” to being asked “who gave this woman away…” and to co-sign the marriage register as Abimbola’s father!
Her biological father, Mr. Olufunsho Akintunde Ige, a pastor of Latter Rain who walked his daughter down the aisle, ostensibly relinquished the honour to Bakare who has been a pillar to the family. It was an emotional ceremony for Imoru and Ige families and the select guests who witnessed the nuptials.
Other legs of the wedding, including the engagement, wedding service and reception were held at the same Classique Centre, amidst tight security, convivial atmosphere and plenty of food and drinks.
A brief comical highlight of the ceremony was when a Yoruba poet mistakenly assumed Faith (the husband’s first name) belonged to the wife (Bimbo), and went on praying sonorously for “him” to be a dutiful “wife”. Knowing looks and chuckles soon set the slightly embarrassed poet right – to the amusement of many.
Managing Director of Wema Bank Plc., Mr. Segun Oloketuyi, chaired the reception ceremony.