- After his previous marriage ended in divorce, Governor Mai Bala Buni has taken another shot at marital love
- The APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Organizing Committee chairman wedded the daughter of late General Sani Abacha
- The low-key wedding ceremony took place at the home of the bride's brother, Mohammed Abacha’s in Abuja
A report by Daily Nigerian indicates that Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni on Wednesday, April 14, got married to his fourth wife, Gumsu Sani Abacha.
The bride is the second daughter of Nigeria’s former military Head of State, late General Sani Abacha.
According to the report, Buni the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker committee paid 24 gold coins as dowry.
Sahara Reporters noted that the low-key marriage ceremony took place at the Abuja residence of the bride’s elder brother, Mohammed Abacha.
Gumsu, 45, was previously married to a Cameroonian multi-billionaire, Bayero Mohamadou for 20 years before the marriage crashed in 2020.
Dignitaries present at the ceremony include Hameed Ali, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Garba-Lado, the national commissioner, Refugees Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons, Yakubu Lado-DanMarke, Katsina state governorship aspirant, and many others.
The wedding is taking place two years after the northern governor married his predecessor’s daughter, Adama Ibrahim-Gaidam as his third wife barely 24 hours after taking the oath of office.
The ceremony which took place at Sabon Fegi residence of the former governor in Damaturu, the state capital was conducted by Sheikh Abubakar Adam.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Honourable Dimeji Bankole, on Friday, January 15, got married to Miss Aisha Shinkafi Saidu, step-daughter of Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu.
Bankole decided to take another shot at marriage after divorcing his first wife in 2017. The bride, a lawyer, and graduate of the University of Hull in the UK is a daughter of the governor's wife from her previous marriage.
A statement from the Bankole family disclosed that a quiet introduction had previously already taken place between the two families in line with Islamic and traditional injunctions.