Over the weekend, a video of a Nigerian man being stopped from proposing to his girlfriend during a wedding service, went viral.
In the video, a pastor could be seen stopping the man from proposing to the lady, saying he wasn’t aware of their relationship and couldn’t give his consent for the engagement.
The man in the middle of the drama, Emokpae Ehis, has reached out to LIB to state his own side of the story. According to him, he has been going out with his girlfriend, Gloria for over 7 months now and he decided to propose to her at her elder sister’s wedding which held at Souls Harvester at Udu road in Delta state.
Read what he said below
I am the guy that got engaged and this took place in Soul Harvesters church. My name is Ehis Emokpae. I didn’t regret and will never regret any of my act.
I am so happy I engaged her in the presence of God and her biological parents was right there and the pastor is just a spiritual father. I am the guy and the family know me very well..
She accepted the ring that’s what matters to me. The bride is the elder sister to the girl I engaged. The pastor said it was the church doctrine not to do that. I have been quiet for days about this issue because i dont want to judge a man of God to the public… But the case is out anywaY.
The last prayer for that service was taking place already. The consent of a pastors is not needed before proposing to his member. She needs to accept getting married to you before reaching out to their various pastors,,, i see no wisdom in such act… Engaging your girl in the presence of God is the best thing as a Christian..
I dont believe that was the church doctrine. It was the pastors doctrine… And another thing, i wasn’t stealing someone else’s show. The pastor to the groom’s church wasn’t happy about what the brides pastor did in that service. Right in the service people where congratulating the both of us. Please no body should insult the pastor or the church Souls Harvester… I just want people to get the clear picture of what happened”
Watch a video of himself and his girlfriend after she accepted his proposal below..