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Ex-Speaker Bankole To Marry Kebbi Gov’s Daughter



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A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, is set to marry Aisha Shinkafi Saidu, daughter of Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.

Naija News reports that Bankole is ready to tie the knot on Friday 15 January, after divorcing his wife three years ago and leaving the political arena.

The bride, who is a lawyer and graduate of the University of Hull in the UK, is also the granddaughter of a former head of Nigeria’s security organisation, Umaru Shinkafi.

A statement from the Bankole family of Iporo, Abeokuta disclosed that a quiet introduction between the two families had taken place.

At the introduction, Sokoto Governor and Bankole’s successor as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, led the groom’s family to the bride’s family home to seek her hand in marriage.

Tambuwal, who chairs the PDP Governors’ Forum will also be on hand to lead Dimeji Bankole’s family to the solemnisation ceremony.

Friday’s event will be the culmination of a courtship that both families had kept very discreet. It was gathered that the ceremony will be low-key owing to COVID-19 protocols.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.