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By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has played host to an array of dignitaries from across the country who came to Gombe to witness the wedding solemnization of his son, Arc Misbahu Inuwa Yahaya who tied the knot with his heartthrob, Barrister Amina (Ameera) Babayo on Saturday September 17, 2022.
According to a statement signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs)
Government House, Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, the Wedding Fatiha between Misbahu and Ameera was presided over by the chief Imam of Gombe Central Mosque, Sheikh Barrister Ali Hammari.
His Royal Highness, the Emir of Gombe, Dr Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III stood as the groom’s representative (Wakil) while Alhaji Kawu Adamu Dan Malikin Gombe served as the bride’s guardian ( Waliy).
The Bride’s Waliyy, Alhaji Kawu Adamu gave out Ameera’s hand in marriage to Arch Misbahu Inuwa Yahaya through his Wakil, the Emir of Gombe represented by the Senior District Head of Gombe, Alhaji AbdulKadir Abubakar Umar following the wedding rituals and pronouncement of One Hundred Thousand naira as dowry.
The Wedding Fatiha conducted at the Gombe Central Mosque was witnessed by high profile personalities and well wishers wishers. President Muhammadu Buhari was represented the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. Other notable guests who graced the occasion are: the All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima, President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan, APC National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu who led a retinue of party’s national working committee members, Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Progressives Governors Forum Chairman, Sen. Atiku Bagudu, Governors of the North East States of Adamawa, Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Borno; Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Bauchi; Abdulkadir Bala Mohammed and Yobe; Hon Mai Mala Buni as well as Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule.
Other Personalities at the event, included former Governor of Gombe State, Sen. Muhammad Danjuma Goje, former Governor of Borno, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, Senators Saudu Ahmed Alkali, Gobir, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali, former FCT Minister Dr Aliyu Modibbo Umar and Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir renowned Islamic cleric and national Chairman of the Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah wa Iqamatisunnah founded by Ash- Sheikh Ismaila Idris. Former Gombe State PDP gubernatorial aspirants, Dr. Jamilu Ishiyaku Gwamna and Dr. Babayo Ardo were also in attendance.
The colourful wedding event also attracted members of the business class, topnotch politicians, Members of the academia, traditional rulers, friends, associates and members of the groom’s and bride’s families among others.
Speaker and members of the Gombe State House of Assembly, Chief Judge, grand Khadi and judges, members of Gombe State Executive Council led by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi and chief of staff, Gombe government House Abubakar Inuwa Kari were also there to witness the historic wedding.
Speaking at a reception in honour of the guests at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Governor Inuwa Yahaya described the outpouring love from the guests as overwhelming, saying the occasion was a special event which has given him the opportunity to witness his son’s move into a new phase of life.
While appreciating the guests present at the event, the Governor that their presence added colour to the wedding.
There were goodwill messages from the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his running mate Senator Kashim Shettima as well as the Senate President, Sen. Ahmad Lawan.