- A video of a couple left in a fix on their wedding day has gone viral on social media, sparking reactions
- According to the video, the couple who were supposed to tie the knot at the registry, met an empty duty post as the official was said to have traveled
- Speaking to newsmen, the groom who appeared upset said they were not given any prior notice about the registrar's absence
What was meant to be the happiest day for a Benin couple turned out pretty disappointing as the registrar who was meant to officiate their registry marriage was absent from his duty post.
In an ITV video clipped shared online, the couple was seen stranded at the registry with their family and friends who had accompanied them to witness their union.
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Speaking to newsmen, the clearly upset groom stated that they were not informed beforehand that the registrar wouldn't be on sit. He added that they only got to learn that the person had traveled for a burial on their big day.
The groom had this to say:
"I came with my family, some came from Abuja, some from Ekpoma and right now, they are telling us the registrar travelled. Nobody informed us about it. We (my wife and I) are confused and disappointed and I don't know what to do."
The bride, dressed in her wedding gown, appeared let down as she spoke with newsmen about the unfortunate development.
The relatives of the couple also expressed disappointment as they revealed that money running into millions of naira had already been sunk into making the wedding a reality.
All efforts to reach the absentee registrar via phone call proved abortive as he/she did not respond to the numerous calls placed.
Watch the full clip below:
See how Nigerians have reacted to the story:
"You people should do reception, come back later for registry."
"The registrar na d bride ex check am well."
"Dowry is enough for me. I'll collect the certificate whenever he comes back to his office."
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"Total rubbish only in Nigeria ...Eyah"
"The registrar Dey get feelings for the bride."
"Ah ah this is bad ooo "
"They should sue.. What's that rubbish."
"Go on to the celebration and go sign the certificate another day. That is how some of us will think."
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More wedding gist
Dominican singer, Nfasis, may be best known for his hit song, Ya No Te Quiero in his country but it appears his peculiar wedding outfit is what has earned him popularity in Nigeria.
The singer, who recently tied the knot with the love of his life, left jaws hanging when he turned up for his own wedding ceremony in the most casual look yet.
While his bride dressed in a mermaid lacey dress with a lovely veil and a tiara, Nfasis did not compliment the look with the traditional tuxedo outfit.
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