Tinubu and Other dignitaries storm Gombe Governor Son’s Wedding

By Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe

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Dignitaries from across Nigeria stormed Gombe State on Saturday to witness the wedding solemnisation of Governor Muhammadu Yahaya’s son, Misbahu with Miss Ameera Babayo.

While the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha Led President Muhammadu Buhari’s Delegation, the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima also witnessed the occasion.

Other special guests included Senate President, APC National Chairman, 8 Governors, NASS Members, and Ministers, to mention a few.

During the wedding of Fatiha at the Gombe Central Mosque, the Chief Imam of the Mosque, Sheikh Ali Hammari presided over the marriage solemnisation while the Emir of Gombe, His Royal Highness, Dr Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III represented the groom and the Alhaji Kawu Adamu served as the bride’s guardian.

The Bride’s guardian gave out Ameera’s hand in marriage to her groom, Misbahu, through his representative, the Emir of Gombe, who in turn was represented by the Senior District Head of Gombe, Alhaji AbdulKadir Umar. He followed laid down wedding rituals and pronouncement of 150,000 Naira as the bride price.

The Wedding of Fatiha was witnessed by high-profile personalities and well-wishers.
Other notable guests who graced the occasion are: the All Progressives Congress, APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who led a retinue of the party’s national working committee members, the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Progressives Governors Forum Chairman, Sen. Atiku Bagudu, Governors of the North East States of Adamawa, Ahmadu Fintiri, the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, his Bauchi counterpart Abdulkadir Bala Mohammed, the Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni as well as the Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule.

Equally present at the wedding were the former Governor of Gombe State, Sen. Muhammad Danjuma Goje, former Governor of Borno, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, Senators Saidu Ahmed Alkali, Gobir, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali. Others were former FCT Minister Dr Aliyu Modibbo Umar and Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, a renowned Islamic cleric and the National Chairman of the Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah was Iqamatisunnah.


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.

Governor Yahaya described the outpouring of love from the guests as overwhelming, saying “the occasion was a special event which had allowed him to witness his son’s move into a new phase of life.”

The Governor said their presence added colour to the wedding.

There were goodwill messages from the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, his running mate Senator Kashim Shettima as well as the Senate President, Sen. Ahmad Lawan.


Mercy Chukwudiebere

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