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By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri 

Maiduguri, Borno State capital, went agog on Saturday when dignitaries from far and near stormed the city to attend the wedding fatiha of daughter of the 2023 APC vice presidential candidate and former Governor of the state, Senator Kashim Shettima, which was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by the Chief of Staff to the President (COS), Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

The wedding fatiha took place at the palace of Shehu of Borno, His Eminence, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai Umar El Kanemi.

The former governor of Bauchi State and former PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, stood in as father of the groom, Architect Ibrahim Bunu, while Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State stood in as father of the bride, Senator Shettima, with dowry of 12 gold coins.

The wedding fatiha was adminstered  by the Chief Imam Idaini of Borno, Shiekh Shettima Mamman Sale.

The groom is Sadiq Ibrahim Bunu, while the is Fatima Kashim Shettima.

Other dignitaries at the event were the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; the National Security Adviser, General Babagana Monguno (Rted) and 2023 APC presidential candidate, Senator Bola Tinubu.

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Others are business moguls, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Mohammed Idimi, the President, Idimi Group of Companies, and Chairman Oriental Energy Resources Ltd, and Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, the Chairman, Max Air limited.

Likewise, Inspector General of Police, IGP Baba Usman Alkali; Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the  APC National Chairman; former APC National Chairman and former Governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomole; the Chairman of Nugeria Governors Forum, Governor  Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, representing the governors, the APC  Chairman of the state Governors Forum, were also in attendance.

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe; Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; APC Deputy National Chairman, Senator Abubakar Kyari, and Governor of Jigawa State, Abubakar Badaru, were in attendance also.

About 19 traditional rulers (emirs and chiefs), diplomats, national and state assemblies members, top government officials, security chiefs and labour union leaders, among others, also graced the occasion amidst tight security.

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