Nigerians who attended the church wedding of President Goodluck Jonathan’s foster daughter, Inebharapu Paul yesterday marvelled when former President Olusegun Obasanjo made a surprise appearance at the venue of the event.
In what looked like the kind of suspense that could be only seen in spy movies like those of the legendary James Bond, Obasanjo showed up unexpectedly at the wedding between Jonathan’s foster daughter, Inebharapu and Dr. Simeon, held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
The former president who had been very critical about the Jonathan’s administration in the build up to the 2015 elections arrived the venue of the wedding in the company of his former aide, Dr. Andy Uba and some other aides before the commencement of the service.
His sudden appearance at the ceremony immediately threw the congregation into a frenzy of excitement, as his admirers, especially women, gave him a standing ovation when he was introduced.
Senate President David Mark and his who wife entered the church 25 minutes before Jonathan who arrived the venue, accompanied by his wife, Dame Patience and the bride, exchanged pleasantries with Obasanjo and other dignitaries before taking their seats.
While giving his vote of thanks at the service, Jonathan specially recognised Obasanjo’s presence.
“Let me appreciate our father, President Olusegun Obasanjo, for being here with us. Thank you for coming”, he stated.
Earlier, the president who told the newly wedded couple not to come to him with their problems because he was already laden with too much national issues to handle, enjoined them to be patient in marriage and learn to resolve their differences all by themselves.[Leadership]