Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, were among the dignitaries that attended the final wedding reception of Idris Ajimobi and Fatima Ganduje.
The colourful ceremony held at the Agodi Gardens in Ibadan, Oyo State on Saturday rounded off this celebration of love that has caused quite a stir around the nation.
Idris, son of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, had on March 3 in Kano married Fatima, the daughter of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, in an elaborate wedding attended by President Buhari.
Among the dignitaries at the event were Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice President; and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo); Governor Rauf Aregbesola (Osun); his wife, Serifat; Governor Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun); and Governor Abubakar Bagudu (Jigawa)
Also in attendance were General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), a former head of state; Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress; Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Mr Femi Otedola; and former Governors Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo), Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun) Adams Oshiomhole (Edo) and Olusegun Osoba (Ogun)
Among the serving ministers present were Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Minerals; Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications; Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health; and Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance.
Ganduje, the bride’s father, described the wedding as a bridge building mechanism that would provide an everlasting friendship across Nigeria.
The governor, who named Idris Ajimobi, the Seriki Nyaki (Chief Warrior) of Kano, called for similar relationship from Nigerians to further advance the nation’s unity.
Earlier, Chief Kola Daisi, the Chairman of the occasion, prayed for a successful marital life for Idris and Fatimah Ajimobi, noting that the relationship between the young couple was a blessing for the unity of the country.
Daisi commended the courage of Idris for extending his hand of love beyond the Niger bridge, stressing that he would have opted for a Fulani lady if he had such opportunity in his youthful days.
According to NAN other personalities present at the event were Otunba Subomi Balogun; Mrs. Bola Obasanjo, who represented Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin; Senator Ken Nnamani; Senator Musiliu Obanikoro; and wife of a former Lagos State Deputy Governor, Jumoke Pedro.
Among the traditional rulers present were the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu; Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale; Osile of Oke-Ona, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso; and the Ibadan Obas-In-Council.
The event, which was spiced up by popular comedians, Gbenga Adeyinka and Basket Mouth, featured cutting of the wedding cake and dancing..