Jonathan, Tinubu, Murray-Bruce, others in Minna for IBB daughter’s wedding
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan on Friday led other top dignitaries which comprised of state governors, business moguls, Senators, top politicians and the who is who in the country to the wedding between the daughter of former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida and Alwak Lawal Ibrahim.
Minna, the capital of Niger state was a bevvy of activities as dignitaries gathered for the wedding between the last daughter of former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida and the Sarkin Sudan of Gombe, Alwak Lawal Abdullahi.
The security around the Minna metropolis and roads leading to the Uphill Mansion of Babangida was tightened as early as 7:00am.
The state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello was on hand to welcome guests at the Minna airport. Former President Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan were among the first dignitaries to arrive at the Minna Airport
The wedding fathia began at 2:00pm.
The Chief Imam of Wushishi, Shrek Habibu Wushishi conducted the wedding prayer which lasted for twenty minutes while a bride price of N500,000 and ten cows was paid and collected by General Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi who also gave out the bride.
The Governor of Gombe state, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo received the bride on behalf of the family of the groom.
Dignitaries at the wedding include, former President Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, former Vice President, Nmamdi Sambo, APC Chieftain Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Aliko Dangote, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Dogara Yakubu, PDP Chairman, Ali Module Sheriff.
Governors of Taraba state, Architect Darius Ishaku, Plateau state, Simon Lalong, Kano state, Alhaji Abdullahi Gaduje, Nasarawa state, Alhaji Tanko Almakura, Jigsaw state, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar.
Former PDP Governors, Sule Lamido, Emmanuel Uduaghan, Alhaji Attahiru Bafawara, Isah Yuguda, Mahmud Shinkafi, Ibrahim Shema, Abubakar Dakingari, professor Osumbo, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu.
General Garba Duba, Senator Magoro, AVM Hamza Abdullahi, Olu of Kuta, Oba Hamid Adekunle, former PDP Spokesman, Professor Alkali, General Aliyu Gusau, Senator Ben Obi, Senator Ben Murray Bruce, Chairman UBA, Tony Elumelu, One of the Directors of Vanguard, Alhaji Ahmed, Dr. Ekwesileze Nwodo, former FCT Minister, Alhaji Modibo, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, Senator Sanusi Dagash.
Others include Senator Ayim Pius Ayim, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, MD Dornic Aviation, Mark Snoxell and wife, Wife of Ooni of Ife, Olori, Wuraola Ogunwusi, Alhaji Muhammed Abacha and wife, Former Governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife and former Minister of Works, Mike Onolemenme.
Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha congratulated General Babangida saying that he is the happiest man on earth, “President Babangida should be the happiest person, he has accomplished his mission because he came, he saw and he conquered.”
He advised the newly Wed to always pray and communicate with each other at all times, “most marriages break up because of lack of communication and prayer. Marriage is all about communication, I urge the couple to communicate at all times.”
Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello congratulated the newly weds urging them to be patient with each other and pray at all times especially in challenges.