What started as a rumor rapidly graduated to a stunning reality. It came at a time least expected; at least that was what was on the lips of many in Freetown particularly before the Friday.
But all was set, bound for the mountain village of Regent to the over century-old St. Paul’s Catholic Church for the canonical ceremony where president Bio fulfilled the optimal requirement of the Catholic creed in a coital relationship.
Friday, February 21 had the largest gathering in the recent history of wedding ceremonies in Sierra Leone to see the first gentlemen of the state take the hand of his beloved wife in lawful Christian marriage.
“Will you marry me twice?” Yes, I will.
The couple first took the vow of matrimony in 2013 in the United Kingdom at a quiet civil ceremony.
Friday’s event was attended by Government Ministers, Heads of Parastatals, clergymen, friends of the Bio family, party stalwarts to name but a few.
An official at the Information Ministry had earlier on Thursday told local media that the wedding was to be a low key affair, but it turns out otherwise; just the big thing for a sitting president.
The wedding was broadcast live on national television and radio outlets and streamed on social media platforms.