President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, converged on Saturday, in Kano, for the wedding fatiha of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s daughter, Fatima and her groom, Idris Ajimobi.
The wedding Fatiha of Fatima and Idris Ajimobi, the son of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State took place around 12:30 pm at the Kano Central Mosque.
The wedding proceedings were contducted by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II and supported by the Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen.
Sanusi admonished the couple and urged them to live together according to the tenets of Islam saying marriage is religious injunction which all believers must respect.
According to him: “Allah has directed all Muslim adult who is gainfully employed or has a means of livelihood to marry a woman he loves and the two starts up their home in love and harmony.”
The Emir also advised the couple to live together in peace as each of them has roles to play in the family to make it a success.
President Buhari, who stood for the groom, gave out the N50, 000 dowry to Ahmed Bola Tunubu, who represented the bride at the occasion.
Among other important personalities that attended the grand wedding fatiha included 22 stare Governors and 11 Ministers as well as over 10 traditional rulers from across the country.
The Governors present includes Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Akunwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Mohammadu Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Kassim Shettima (Borno), Ibikunle Amosu (Ogun), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Yahaya Bello (Kogi) among others.
Also in attendence were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and Senior Special Assistant to President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
Others were members of the National Assembly, members of the business community, politicians as well as members of the diplomat Corps.
A colorful grand reception held at the Government House where guests were treated to different types of dishes, traditional songs and dance.
The event held under tight security as security men had hectic time controlling the surging crowd that besieged the Kano Central Mosque and Government House.
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