Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and some other chieftains of the party, including senators and businessmen as well as some state governors were in Dubai at the weekend to attend the wedding of the son of former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Abubakar Abba.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the big gala event at the prestigious Conrad Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) where Abba wedded his heartthrob, Mariyana Silver, an American, turned to a prayer ground where prayers were said for Nigeria to overcome its current challenges.
In a short speech, Atiku described the day as one of the most significant in his life, just as he congratulated Mariyana for “pinning down Abba.”
Among those who attended the event were the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, former governor Ali Modu Sherriff and the senate president, Senator David Mark, who was represented by Senator Mohammed Bindawo Jibril.
Also present were Senator Ahmed Barata, former Senators Musa Adede and Rufa’i Hanga, Mrs Aishatu Buhari, the wife of former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Murtala Nyako, represented by his chief of staff, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abba and the secretary to the Borno State government, Ambassador Baba Ahmed Jidda.
Other high profile guests included the wife of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, HAJIYA Amina, that of Governor NYAKO, HAJIYA ZAINAB; the wife of former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau, HAJIYA ZAINAB, as well as the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Ahmed Fintiri, who was accompanied by six members of the House.
Other guests include the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.A.E, Alhaji Ibrahim Awwalu, former Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, former Attorney-General Michael Aadoakaa, the former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service and Sardaunan Adamawa, Ahmed Aliyu Mustapha and Professor Ishaq AKINTOLA of the Muslim Rights Concern MURIC.
The groom family’s main event is scheduled for the coming Saturday in Atiku’s hometown, Jada in Adamawa State.