By Odey Ojeka
The Obol Lopon of Ugep and Paramount Ruler of Yakurr, Obol Ofem Ubana has begun the marital rites for his second wife, Miss Affiong Ikpi Edet CrossRiverWatch authoritatively reports.
Miss Edet is the last child of the Okpebri of Ugep, Mr. Ikpi Edet.
The Okpebri of Ugep serves as the Prime Minister of the Ugep kingdom and Obol Ofem has been dating his daughter for about a year CrossRiverWatch gathered.
Mr. Edet gave his blessings for the marriage on Friday when Obol Ofem formally announced his intention to marry Miss Edet.
The traditional marriage rites to be completed in December 2017 CrossRiverWatch learnt.
Miss Edet hails from Lekpankom Ikpakapit in Ugep and is a graduate of English and French from the Cross River State College of Education, Akamkpa.
With the finalisation of the traditional marriage rites, Miss Edet whom was born in 1985 may likely become the youngest wife in history of an Obol Lopon of Ugep.
Obol Ofem’s current wife, Mrs. Isu Ubana was absent at the introductory ceremony.
CrossRiverWatch Obeten Geoffery contributed to this report