By Suoyo Ekubo
Vanessa Oluwaseun Cole, daughter of Port Harcourt Business Mogul turned-politician Former APC gubernatorial candidate Rivers State Pastor Tonye Patrick Cole, and her fiancé held their traditional Wedding (Iya) on Saturday July 22nd, 2023 in Port Harcourt.
Iya is the highest and most expensive form of marriage in kalabari land.
Vanessa got married to her Asaba lover, Chuka Emmanuel Agili, in Abonema, in a glamourous ceremony which saw guests dressed in different beautiful attire.
The wedding venue had a flowery decoration of green and blue colours. Dignitaries were seen exchanging handshakes and pleasantries and there was plenty of food and drinks for the guests.
Some of the dignitaries who graced the wedding ceremony are the wife of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Oluremi Tinubu represented by the wife of Senator Magnus Ngei Abe Mrs Bariyaah Abe, a representative of the Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri, Engr Adokiye Tombomieye Vice President of the Nigerian Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NNPCL), Engr Idaere-gogo Ogan Chairman Board of Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Dr Abiye Sekibo former minister of transportation, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, O.C. J. Okocha, SAN former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Dame Judith Amaechi former Rivers State first Lady, Warisenibo Dakuku Peterside, Dr Emi Membere-otaji, members of Port Harcourt City one Love, APC women, captains of industries and other very notable personalities.