Fashola, Adeyemi, mark 25th wedding anniversary with wives
It was a busy May Day for the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and wife Abimbola, as well as the pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Samuel Adeyemi and his wife, Nike, as both families celebrated their 25th wedding anniversaries.
Nike Adeyemi in a tweet on Tuesday, said: “My Sweetheart and I, 25 years ago all we had were dreams in our hearts. Glad for the journey. It’s been a privilege doing life with my besto, Sam Adeyemi. Thank you for loving and leading me too. I honour and love you. We give glory to God. #gratitude”
Mrs. Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola, wife of the former governor of Lagos, and her husband of 25 years, celebrated their anniversary in style by cutting their anniversary cake.
Showering accolades on her husband, Mrs. Fashola said despite the differences in religion, she did not have any trouble getting along with him when they met, adding that she has a segment in the house where she worships her God and so does her husband.
Also, a retired businessman, Daniel Akapa, aged 75, and his wife, Lily Rose Akapa, aged 71, have urged new couples to look beyond the material possessions of their partners when building successful homes, saying that marriage is a shared responsibility and not one-sided.
The couple, who has been married for the past 50 years, blessed with five children and 10 grandchildren and recently renewed their wedding vows and marriage blessing at the Olivet Bible Church, Festac Town, Lagos, said patience and tolerance have kept them bonded when love was futile.
Daniel Akata, who described his wife as his anchor and pillar, said he was able to stand firm over the past 50 years only with the support of his wife. He, however, advised younger couples that in disagreement, separation should never be an option for those who want to make their marriages work.
Lily Rose Akata urged new couples to embrace God, adding that love will not always be strong to keep them together. She disclosed that she had several miscarriages but always had the support of her husband even when his family prompted him to take another wife.
“Submission is key to a peaceful marriage, the opinion of third parties should not be considered over the interest of each partner.”
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