A couple of years ago, Okoya-Thomas decided to call off her wedding plans with her lover of many years, Senator David Alachenu Bonaventure Mark, the former Senate President. But for the sudden cancellation, Jumoke and Senator Mark would have been married by now. Of course, the circumstances that led to the cancellation of the wedding plans, still keep tongues wagging till now.
Okoya-Thomas was a member of the Federal House of Representatives and she represented Lagos Island 1 Federal Constituency of Lagos State. Until last year, when she was edged out from the clique of Lagos State APC power-brokers, the 59-year old mother of three, was one of the most formidable female politicians in the country. She served for three terms in the House of Representatives, and she sponsored many Bills as well.
Not even several pleas, made by some notable Nigerians towards Helen could make her shift her ground. Eventually, Okoya-Thomas, who could not stomach the hoopla, generated by Helen’s resistance, was forced to call off the wedding plans. It is imperative to add that, Mark is also married to three other women-Omale, Kate and Randa.
Sources disclosed to The ELITES that Helen might have put up the resistance because she foresaw a situation where Okoya-Thomas could upstage her if she joined her husband’s harem.
Meanwhile, Okoya-Thomas has since put the whole unsavory episode behind her, and has since moved on with her life.
Although, she is still very much in love with Senator David Mark, Okoya-Thomas has been keeping herself busy by engaging in political and social activities; as well as spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.
– Source: The ELITES