News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Buhari, Saraki, Tinubu meet at Ganduje-Ajimobi’s wedding

From left: President Muhammadu Buhari; Father of the Bride/Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano; Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; Father of the Groom/Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajomobi. Right is Governor Badaru of Jigawa. They were all at the Wedding Fatiha between the daughter of Kano State Governor, Fatima Ganduje and Son of Oyo State Governor, Idris Ajimobi in Kano on Saturday. Photo: Callistus Eweleke

President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki and a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu have converged on Kano for the wedding fatiha of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s daughter, Fatima and her groom, Idris Ajimobi.

The wedding Fatiha of Fatima and Idris Ajimobi, the  son of Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State took place around 12:30 pm at the Kano Central Mosque.

NAN reports that 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.

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 Senate President Bukola Saraki, 22 governors and 11 ministers as well as over 10 traditional rulers from across the country.

Senate President Bukola Saraki and President Buhari at the wedding
From left: Father of the Groom/Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajomobi; Sen Aliyu Wamako and APC Chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu at the Wedding Fatiha. Photo: Callistus Ewelike

Also in attendence were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, 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.

The event, which was also attended by prominent Islamic scholars and other well wishers from across the country, witnessed a large turnout of residents.

NAN reports that during the wedding, security was very tight in and around the city.
The President had before his departure inspected the Kofar Ruwa underpass, which is under construction, along Katsina Road.