Can Ms. Taiwo Obasanjo, estranged wife of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, get the nod of the High Court in Ikeja (Lagos) for the postponement of her son’s wedding?
Can the wedding of Olujowan Obasanjo and Tope Adebutu fixed for May 11 and 12, 2017, be postponed till after June 1 as petitioned by Taiwo Obasanjo?
Those who think the postponement is unlikely hinge their position on the following premise:
1. The groom and bride are matured, with Olujowan set to be 34 on June 1. On that note, they only need the blessing of their parents. Not approval.
2. The other family members, from groom’s father and his family, and bride’s parents and family, are united in having the ceremony as scheduled.
Taiwo Obasanjo, in spite of being the groom’s mother, stands alone.
3. Many factors would have gone into fixing the dates, and one dissenting voice is not enough for postponement.
But those on the side of Ms.Taiwo Obasanjo are canvassing morality.
Here are their views:
1. The role of a mother cannot be dismissed. She should be listened to, and accommodated in the plans.
2. Since one of her reasons border on safety of the groom, shifting the wedding won’t do any harm.
The decision to allow or move the wedding now lies with Justice Lateefat Okunnu of Lagos High Court who fixed April 10, 2017, for hearing in the matter (suit number ID/262FPM/2017). Ms. Taiwo Obasanjo is the petitioner and Chiefs Olusegun Obasanjo and Kensington Adebutu are respondents in the case filed on Monday, March 27, 2017.
Olujowan Obasanjo and Tope Adebutu already staged an elaborate introduction on December 17, 2016.