Members of the APC in Cross River State on Saturday stole the show at the wedding ceremony of former Joan John Okon and Tombari Bien. Joan is the daughter of a former chairman of the PDP in the state.
But the remarkable thing was that the wedding brought together members of the two political parties. The deputy governor, Prof Ivara Esu and the senator representing Cross River central in the senate, Senator John Owan Enoh met there for the first time after a very long time.
The two leaders spent quite some time together, discussing and exchanging pleasantries. They later took series of photographs together and also with the couple.
Other major APC chieftains that attended the wedding were Dr Alex Egbona, a former chief of staff to the immediate past governor, Liyel Imoke. Imoke himself was not in attendance, though his name appeared on the programme as one of the special guests.
The wedding attracted the high and mighty in the society, although most of the PDP chieftains did not attend. Most of those in attendance were APC chieftains.
Apart from the deputy governor, Prof Ivara Esu and the speaker, John Gaul, the other top society people were drawn from the opposition APC. Senator John Owan Enoh, a chieftain of the APC representing Cross River central in the National Assembly was chairman of the occasion.
Scores of supporters and fans accompanied him to the wedding and made it look like there were no PDP members at the event.
An elated Ntufam John Okon said he was excited that he was giving the daughter out in marriage and prayed for God's blessing on their new home.
Owan Enoh while speaking as chairman of the wedding reception urged the couple to be tolerant and patient with each other. He challenged them to love themselves and be committed to making their marriage work.