Traditional Rulers of Ibibio ethnic bloc in Nigeria under the aegis of Ifim Ibom Ibibio (Supreme Council of Ibibio Traditional Rulers), has felicitated with their premier king, His Eminence, Ntenyin (Dr.) Solomon Etuk, the Oku Ibom Ibibio and President-General Akwa Ibom Traditional Rulers Council, on the forthcoming royal marriage of his first daughter, Princess Esit-Ime.
The message of felicitation signed by the Secretary General of the Council, HRM Edidem Raymond Timothy Inyang, who is the Paramount Ruler of Onna LGA, confirmed the council’s full participation in the upcoming epochal marital rites slated for Wednesday, December 8, 2021, and Friday, December 10, 2021, respectively.
The council wished the soon to be wedded couple, Princess Esit-Ime Solomon Etuk and Prince Iberedem Eventus Hillary, a successful marriage.
A press release earlier issued by the Central Planning Committee (CPC) for the Royal Wedding stated that the traditional marriage will take place at School Ground Ikot Ukobo, the home town of Oku Ibom Ibibio in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by 12noon prompt.
It added that the Church wedding ceremony will hold on Friday, December 10, 2021 at St. Athanasius Parish, Nung Oku, near Ring Road 3, Ibesikpo Asutan LGA by 10:00am while the wedding party holds thereafter at Ibom Hall, IBB Avenue, Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State.
Their Excellencies, the Akwa Ibom State Governor and wife, Mr. and Dr. (Mrs) Martha Udom Emmanuel will serve as Special Guests of Honour while former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency, Arc Obong Victor Attah will be the Chairman at the Traditional Marriage. HRM Edidem Raymond Timothy Inyang, FCA, Paramount Ruler of Onna LGA, who is the Secretary General of Ifim Ibom Ibibio and Enin Afaha Worldwide will be the Chairman of the Wedding Party.
Dignitaries including royal fathers from across the federation are also expected to grace the marriage events.