Feb 20, 2016 – Pictures: Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal Marries 2nd Wife In Private Wedding Ceremony In Kano
The Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday formally tied the nuptial knot with his second wife, Maryam Mairo- Mustapha, in a low-key ceremony held in Kano, but witnessed by just few friends and family members. However, hopes of some friends who had been expecting an elaborate ceremony were dashed, as the former Speaker of the House of Representatives decided to opt for a private ceremony, to usher the bridegroom into her new home.
Tambuwal had taken Mairo-Mustapha as second wife penultimate Friday in Kano, but could not hold the ceremony, which was shifted to yesterday. An associate of the governor, who made the trip to Kano from Yola, was left bemused after he was informed that the modest ceremony would involve only ladies and close family members.
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The associate, who is also a former member of the House of Representatives, lamented the situation he met on ground, saying, “this is not how governors wed”. When asked on the rationality of his statement, he said:
“Though I know that the situation is a bit hard in the country, I expected a ceremony befitting his status as governor. We came from far for this, we will respect his wish and pray for a matrimonial bliss for his new family”, he said.
Journalists in Kano had a hectic time trying to locate the venue of the wedding.