FORMER General Secretary of Nigerian Baptist Conference, Rev. Ademola Ishola, on Wednesday in Warri, gave Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta state and his wife, Roli Nere, a pat on the back for coming back to God after 25 years of marriage to thank Him.
Speaking at the First Baptist church, Warri during the 25th marriage anniversary of the governor and his wife, the clergy man showered praises on the governor for being a married politician with a difference.
In his message titled ‘Setting Your Marriage Aglow’, Rev Ishola held that it was hard for politicians to do what the governor did by coming back to God, after 25 years of marriage to express gratitude to the Lord.
”It is hard for politicians to do what governor Uduaghan is doing here today and what the governor and his wife, Roli have done today is very commendable. This is a test case for all our politicians and all those gathered here today in this church where the governor and his wife married 25 years ago.”
While saying that marriage is a long journey, the clergy man charged all married couples to sustain their love for each other.
”Do not get rid of each other; enjoy your marriage till you are separated by death. Divorce is not the answer and it may not really help you. Marriage is set aglow through sexual intercourse between the husband and the wife. Sex should not be shared with strangers, but between the husband and the wife and marriage is also set aglow by keeping oneself attractive.”
Speaking, governor Uduaghan said God has done so many things for them in their 25 years of marriage and lauded his wife for being a big pillar for the family, especially when things were so rough and tough for them.
”God has done so many things for us and 25 years of marriage is not easy and we give glory to God. We achieved these 25 years of marriage by God’s grace and God gave us the determination to make our marriage work.”
Governor Uduaghan, who said that they had never told each other in the last 25 years that they were no longer interested in the marriage, said that temptation must always come in marriage.
“People have tried to separate our marriage with terrible stories and text messages; but the more stories they tell about us, the more our love for each other gets stronger. The more you keep to your wife, the more God will be with you. Women should always pray for their husband too.”
The wife of the governor, Deaconess (Mrs) Roli Nere Uduaghan advised women to always be patient with their husbands even when things are not going well.
She also implored them to be prayerful and be there for each other.
The governor and his wife dressed like couple getting married for the first time, walked to the altar, renewed their marriage vows; exchange rings and cut their wedding cake just as they did in 1988 at the same First Baptist Church, Warri.