Toru Oru, in Sagbama local government area and home town of Governor Seriake Dickson was a beehive of activities, as guests from all walks of life converged to witness the marriage ceremony of a member of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Ogbere Michael and Miss Josephine Dickson, younger sister of the governor.
Dignitaries such as the state Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson, state and national lawmakers, commissioners and other top government officials were in attendance.
Paramount Ruler of Opume Kingdom, King Amalate Turner and his wife, other traditional rulers, women groups, friends and other well wishers were among those that graced the colourful event.
Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Dickson described the marriage institution as one ordained by God and admonished the newly married couple to make God the foundation of their union to enable them surmount all challenges and achieve a successful marriage.
He reminded them that there was no perfect man or woman in any relationship, but they should strive to understand, respect and cherish each other.
While blessing the couple, Governor Dickson prayed God to grant them peace and wished them a fruitful married life.
In his remarks, chairman of the occasion, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson also gave Mr. and Mrs.Ogbere Michael some tips, towards ensuring a successful marriage.
According to him, to sustain their love, they should learn to listen to each other, imbibe the virtues of humility, patience and compromise where necessary.
Responding, the groom, Hon. Ogbere Michael thanked all who attended his marriage ceremony and prayed that God would reward them for honouring him and his family.
The wedding ceremony had earlier taken place at the Palace of Melchizedek in Toru Orua.
The event featured cultural displays by the state troupe from the State Council for Arts and Culture, as well as performances by renowned comedians and Ijaw highlife musician, Grandmaster Pereama Freetown.