Oghale Ighele, 29, and his bride, Clementina Agbate, 29, recently married as virgins in an extravagant ceremony in Lagos.
The presiding pastor revealed that the bride and groom were virgins when they exchanged vows at the Holy Spirit Mission in Marcillina’s Place, GRA Ikeja.
The groom corroborated the Bishop’s statement, revealing that he and his 28-year-old wife had made the decision to be together until their wedding night.
His Christian upbringing and counseling, he claims, enabled him to persevere in the face of several temptations.
In her words,
“I am happy and fulfilled marrying as a virgin, though it was not an easy thing to do. I took the decision of remaining a virgin till I get married when I was a teenager. Meanwhile, I grew up in a Christian home. So, I had to keep myself.
It was not easy for me. I was severally tempted by my lecturers while in the university. Friends also tried to lure me into fornication and men asked me out. In fact, I went through so many challenges. But what guided me was God and my principle”.
Bishop Igbele, the groom’s father, noted, however, that the groom was not the first one of his children to marry as a virgin.