Buhari receives bride for Zulum’s son as VP, Governors, Dangote, others attend wedding

Former President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday in Maiduguri, served as the ‘wali’ (groom’s representative) who received wife for Mohammed Zulum, eldest son of Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum.

The wedding Fatiha took place at the Maiduguri Central Mosque around the palace of the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin Elkanemi.

The wedding was attended by Vice President Kashim Shettima, Governors of Kwara, Gombe, Yobe, Ogun, Niger, Ogun, Bauchi, Abia, Lagos and Katsina States, National Security Adviser Malam Nuhu Ribadu, former Governors of Borno, Maina Ma’aji Lawan and Ali Sheriff, former Governors of Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi Kaduna and Zamfara States, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, Atiku Bagudu, Nasir El-Rufai and Bello Matawalle, former Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, immediate past IGP, Usman Baba Alkali, GCEO of NNPCL, Mele Kyari Kolo; numerous serving and former ministers, national and state assembly members, Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessman, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, traditional rulers from within and outside Borno State amongst other dignitaries.

Performing religious rites, former President Buhari asked for the bride’s hand (Ummi Kaltum) on behalf of Zulum’s son and thereafter handed the dowry to a representative of the bride.

The wedding Fatiha was then officiated by the Chief Imam of Borno, Imam Zanna Laisu.

The Shehu’s palace was filled up as political leaders, particularly from the APC, academics, other prominent persons and citizens from across the state graced the wedding in honour of Governor.

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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