Opera News

Opera News App

Calabar man writes an open letter to his prospective in-laws in Gombe

Bonpikin
By Bonpikin | self meida writer
Published 3 days ago - 1070 views

Dear prospective in-laws: It is a thing of joy to cross paths with you. The world they say, "is a small place" that adage becomes clearer to me every passing day.

I am writing this open letter to address the perceived foul play I have encountered in the course of dating Rigiyya, your daughter, whom I wanted desperately to become my wife.

Gombe became my second home the moment I was mobilized to serve in the far northern state. My parents and I were skeptical about serving in Gombe at the height of the insurgency in the northeast, but I soon became optimistic the moment I saw Ragiyya in my primary place of assignment. At that moment, I said to myself, Calabar can always be visited.

Growing up, I learned the Igbo language alongside my native tongue Efik, since my father was serving in Imo state as a police officer. The concept of one Nigeria is never doubted or new to me, as such, I made up my mind to approach Ragiyya the moment she's done with her high school.

I have never for once contemplated choosing tribe over love. I am Efik, Ragiyya is Waja but that never bothered me, my parents inclusive.

Interestingly, when I sought to know you, (Radiyya's father) you welcomed me warmly and even narrated how good southerners were to you. You allowed me to bring my people over for introduction, fix the date for our traditional marriage before shocking me.

Unfortunately, you called me to your home some days later to break the sad news that, "Gombe is too far from Calabar." Within this time of courting, I forced myself to learn some Waja delicacies like 'gote and maiyan kukah' as well as the Hausa language Just to create a bond with your people.

Sadly, I feel used and dumped. Many times we preach the one Nigeria sermon without practicing it. How can Gombe be too far from Calabar? Your prospective future son-in-law.

Content created and supplied by: Bonpikin (via Opera News )

Tags:      

Calabar Gombe Ragiyya
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Do Not Tell Anyone These 2 Things As They Can Be Used Against You

0 minutes ago

0 🔥

Do Not Tell Anyone These 2 Things As They Can Be Used Against You

Here are three bible passages for prosperity

1 minutes ago

0 🔥

Here are three bible passages for prosperity

Opinion: 7 words you can say to your man that will make his heart 'melt' for you

3 minutes ago

0 🔥

Opinion: 7 words you can say to your man that will make his heart 'melt' for you

Fiction: I Searched My Mother in-laws' Bag to Get Her Drugs But Saw This was What I Saw

4 minutes ago

0 🔥

Fiction: I Searched My Mother in-laws' Bag to Get Her Drugs But Saw This was What I Saw

30 Classy gown styles for fashionable ladies

5 minutes ago

0 🔥

30 Classy gown styles for fashionable ladies

3 Hours After Bandits Kidnapped About 300 School Girls In Zamfara, Check Out What Aisha Yesufu Said

5 minutes ago

1 🔥

3 Hours After Bandits Kidnapped About 300 School Girls In Zamfara, Check Out What Aisha Yesufu Said

An Open Letter From Angry Nigerian To President Buhari Concerning The Issue Of Terrorism In Nigeria

5 minutes ago

0 🔥

An Open Letter From Angry Nigerian To President Buhari Concerning The Issue Of Terrorism In Nigeria

Sheu Sanni Blows Hot Again As Gunmen Kidnap Over 300 School Girls In Zamfara

6 minutes ago

1 🔥

Sheu Sanni Blows Hot Again As Gunmen Kidnap Over 300 School Girls In Zamfara

30 classy gowns ladies can rock to events

6 minutes ago

3 🔥

30 classy gowns ladies can rock to events

Boko Haram Leader Breaks Silence! Read His Message To All Muslims, Nigerian Military and The FG

7 minutes ago

4 🔥

Boko Haram Leader Breaks Silence! Read His Message To All Muslims, Nigerian Military and The FG

COMMENTS

View all comments