Adams Oshiomhole Opens Up On Marrying Lara Fortes & More Photos From Their Wedding!


Governor Adams Oshiomhole has cleared the rumours surrounding the nationality of his wife, Lara Fortes. He has also given the reasons as to why she’s perfect for him.

The bride Lara is a lawyer by profession and top model, is from the Cape Verde Islands. She is a former staff of Emirate Airlines, and is in her early thirties, aides of the governor say.


According to PM News, Oshiomhole cleared the air surrounding his union with Lara saying:

“I have seen a lot of publications, some saying that she is Philippine, Dutch and several others, but she is from Cape Verde, and that is part of West Africa. And I hope that will rest the debate of where she is from. She is very humble, she appreciates the nature of my job and life that it is one that one comes back home late, sometimes 3: 00 a.m. She understands my weaknesses, she is more or less the mother of the house, the one that has accepted to be the mother of my children. I am happy that all my children are at home with ‎her and accept her as their mother even though she is not old enough to be their mother. She has accepted to fill that gap.”

The wedding took place yesterday Friday may 15that the Etsako West Local Government Council Marriage Registry, Auchi, while the reception followed right after at the governor’s country home in Iyamho. Click here to see our previous report with First Photos.














The wedding had all the was glitz, glamour and a list of who-is-who in the country was in attendance, they included President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and his wife Dolapo. All Progressives Congress’ chieftains were led by its National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun; governors and governors-elect across the country, Senators Bukola Saraki, Domingo Obende and a host of others and Senators-elect from across the country were also in attendance.


Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal led members of the House of Representatives and incoming ones to the wedding reception. Captains of Industry, who were led by to the ceremony by Aliko Dangote, included Jim Ovia, Femi Otedola, Noggie Meggisson, Hosa Okunbor, among others.


Royal fathers were not left out as they attended the ceremony in their numbers.The Oba of Benin was represented by high ranking palace chiefs who include David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin Kingdom.

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, former Governors Kayode Fayemi, Oserheimen Osunbor, Senator Tunde Ogbeha; Osaigbovo Ogbemudia, Niyi Adebayo were also in attendance.

The chairman of the ceremony was former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon. 


Top military brass, including Brigadier-General MJ Abel, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Auchi, were also in attendance.

The Director-General of the State Security was represented by Joseph Oworuya, while Mr Bello Bakori, Director, SSS Edo State, was also at the ceremony.

Parents of the bride, Mr and Mrs Fortes flew in from their home in the Netherlands to attend the ceremony while the governor’s mother, Aishetu Oshiomhole, was also in attendance.

The governor’s children Steve, Adams, Jane and two of his grandchildren were also on hand to show love and support for their father and his wife.

The governor’s marriage is coming about five years after the painful death of his first wife, Clara, following a protracted battle with cancer.










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