The immediate past General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church worldwide, Prophet Samuel Abiara, has married a new wife.
The wedding took place at a brief but colourful ceremony at the Christ Apostolic Church, Agbala Itura, in Ibadan, on Thursday.
The 75-year-old Grace Ojewande, one and half years after he lost his spouse, Christianah, of over 50 years.
The new wife is said to be in her early 50s and a native of Ifetedo in Osun State.
According to Saturday PUNCH, Ojewande, is a Level 16 officer at the Lagos State Ministry of Education who worships at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries.
The newspaper quoted sources close to the family that the new bride had never been married or bore any child before exchanging marital vows with the clergy.
On why he decided to remarry at 75, Prophet Abiara had said that he consulted widely before arriving at his choice.
He said, “My children, who are now grown-ups, held a meeting and concluded that I should get a new wife who will attend to my everyday needs at old age.
“After due consideration and having satisfied my conscience that my children’s suggestion was in conformity with the scriptures, I made up my mind to marry a new wife.
“The Bible established it that when a man loses his wife, he has the right to remarry. I am acting based on the directive of God and the advice of my children.”