There was a mild uproar on Saturday at one church named the Fulfilling World Foundation Church, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as the senior pastor, Essay Oggory, refused to wed a couple after they arrived 5 minutes late to the venue of their wedding.
The bride who was overwhelmed by the situation burst into tears uncontrollably as members of the church dispersed.
In a viral video, the pastor can be seen walking out on the couple.
Families, friends, and well-wishers of the couple, who were at the church for the occasion, were left in shock.
The bride cried uncontrollably as she could not believe what was happening.
However, the pastor was said to have returned to wed the couple after much pressure on the condition that the wedding will happen in his office and not the church auditorium.
The couple rejected the condition and was seen leaving the church compound in their cars.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted about the incident, some said if the daughter or the son of the president or governors and richest families arrived 5 minutes late to the venue of their wedding, would the pastor refuse to wed them?
See the reactions below:
@peacefulprotester, ” then we move to another church..I have a feeling the pastor either had A thing for the bride and is not happy about their union or the bride is his favourite fvck.. Nonsense!”
@RiyadhGoddess, “Waooooh. They don’t need the drama, just plead with the officiating minister. During my sis wedding last year, we were super late. I remember running to the church on slippers because of the mad traffic to inform the pastors and in laws that the bride is on the way. They were supper patient sha. Plead with them and not argue. Argument solves nothing. Every church have their own principles guiding them.
@Adefemi, “ This pastor rules only for poor people, let him trying for governors or richest people”.
@Samuel, “Nigerians pastor sha! If the governor’s daughter or son arrived five minutes late to the venue of their wedding, would the pastor refuse to wed them? Nonsense!
@Ekejostar, “chai. dis is so unfair, no matter what happened, d pastor have no right to b dis wicked 2 dose intending couple. He shuld be sued”.
@Alexsort, “This is what happens when people are spiritually ignorant. U don’t need church or pastor to get married, even Jesus was an invited guest at wedding in the Bible. The two most mandatory options are:1 bride consent (2) bride parents consent. Shikenna. U receive this embarrassment when u are spiritually ignorant”.