Published: Sat, May 13, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Dignitaries storm wedding of Ibramhim Babaginda's daughter's wedding

Dignitaries storm wedding of Ibramhim Babaginda's daughter's wedding

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, including his wife, Patience on Friday led a large delegation of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, governors, past and serving senators to attend the wedding of Halima Babangida, daughter of former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida in Minna.

The daughter of Babangida, Halima, is the last child of the family and she is marrying a Gombe businessman, Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi.

Governor Abubakar Bello is at the Airport to welcome guest coming from across the country.

The wedding fathia began at 2:00pm.

Mr. Abdullahi gave 10 cows and N500, 000 as dowry for his bride.

Among the dignitaries at the event were former President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife; Namadi Sambo, former vice-president; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC); and Pius Anyim, former secretary of the government of the federation, and many governors.

Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State received the bride on behalf of the groom, who hails from the state.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa as well as the Minister of state for Mineral Resource, Alhaji Abubakar Bwari have equally arrived the state.

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.

Also in Minna for the occasion were Idris Kutigi, former chief justice of the federation, Ahmed Yayale, former head of service, and Ben Obi, a former senator.

Others included Gen. Aliyu Gusau (retired), former National Security Adviser, Ahaji Aliyu Modibo, former FCT Minister, and Sen.

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". "Marriage is all about communication, I urge the couple to communicate at all times".

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