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Wike absent as Atiku, Okowa grace Lamido’s daughter’s wedding

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, was absent at the wedding of the daughter of the former Governor of the state, Alhaji Sule Lamido.

The former Zamfara governor gave out his daughter, Suraiyya, in marriage to Yazid Shehu Danfulani, Zamfara state Commissioner for Commerce and Industries, on Saturday, according to, Muhammad Bello, Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor of Sokoto State.

The event which was held at the country home of Lamido in Bamaina in Birnin Kudu local government area of Jigawa state was graced by Peoples Democratic Party bigwigs, including the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his runningmate, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.

Members of the party’s Board of Trustees led by Sen. Walid Jibril; the National Executive Committee whose members lined up behind the National Chairman of the party, Prof. Iyorchia Ayu, were also at the star-studded occasion.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state was accompanied by the state governorship candidate and his running mate: Alhaji Saidu Umar (Mallam Ubandoman Sokoto) and Hon. Sagir Bafarawa respectively.

Also on the entourage of Gov Tambuwal at the heavily attended wedding solemnization were Commissioners: Hon. Isah Bajini. Hon. Shuaibu Gwanda Gobir and Hon. Akibu Dalhatu; in addition to Sen. Ahmed Muhammad Maccido and Barrister Aminu Shehu Shagari among others.

Other top-notch politicians at the wedding were: the Governor of Gombe state, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, former Vice President, Architect Muhammad Namadi Sambo, ex-National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Aliyu Muhammad Gusau (rtd), and former ministers of Special Duties and Police Affairs: Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (SAN) and Alhaji Adamu Maina Waziri respectively.

Also at the event were former Governors of Bauchi Gombe and Kaduna states: Alhaji Ahmed Adamu Muazu, Alhaji Ahmad Muhammad Makarfi, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero and Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo; erstwhile legislators: Sen. Abdul Ningi, Sen. Lado Danmarke and Hon. Farouk Adamu Aliyu, who is a national chieftain of the All Progressives Congress.

Traditional rulers from Jigawa and neighbouring states also graced the wedding.

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