By AbdulSalam Muhammad
KANO- Inter cultural marriage between the Fulanis and the Yorubas in Kano weekend threw up an engaging drama between Governor Isiaka Ajimobi, and his Governor in-law Abdullahi Umar Ganduje over the amount set as dowry.
Ganduje who was overwhelmed by turn out the creme and dela creme within and outside the shore of Nigeria fired the first salvo when he ordered his in-law to pay N50.000 as dowry
Ganduje had ordered Ajimobi “your son will pay N50.000 as dowry my brother.
Ajimobi who was taken aback by the token against the backdrop of stupendous wealth at his disposal glorified God while still in shock.
He thereafter retorted in pleasant surprise thus “Laa’ilaha Ilalahu (there is no God save Allah), na so marriage cheap for instance side? Abeg add one more for Idris”.
Ajimobi’s request was however shut down by a general laughter as the emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi who consummated the marriage in line with Islamic principles flagged off the marriage.
President Buhari who was physically present at the Kano Central mosque served as the Guardian to the groom, while the APC national leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu stood for Idris Ajimobi as Guardian and paid N50.000 dowry that was handed over to President Buhari .
Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu had earlier sought the hand of the bride , Fatima Ganduje on behalf of bridegroom’s family from President Buhari the ‘guardian’ of the bride , .
The high society weeding was formalised by Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, after the payment of N50,000 dowry.
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chairman, Nigerian Governor’s Forum, Governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari led other 20 state governors, senators, top fight politicians grace the weeding that shut down commercial activities in Kano.