Catholic priest, quits priesthood, marries sweetheart


 A CATHOLIC priest in Akwa Ibom State, Patrick Henry Edet, has quit priesthood after 11 years of ordination.

The man who still cherishes being called ‘Father Patrick,’ married his sweetheart, Inyene Sampson Akpan, a graduate of University of Uyo, yesterday in grand traditional wedding ceremony. The former priest claimed his newly found love life makes him “happy and free”.

Edet who had been sequestered since some months ago, said he felt he was living a lie while he was serving as a priest for 11 years. The former priest said he is now a happy marriage man who is enthusiastic of living a bountiful life. His traditional marriage ceremony with Ms.  Akpan, which now trends in social media, is an intimate cultural event held in the capital of Akwa Ibom.

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The couple disclosed online that they are set to tie the knot in a western wedding today at the Ibom Hall, IBB Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.


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