New Governor marries daughter of former governor 24hrs after swearing in

Barely 24 hours after Governor Mala Buni took the oath of office as executive governor of Yobe State, he tied the knot on Thursday with the daughter of his immediate past predecessor.

The bride, Ummi Adama Gaidam, is the daughter of the immediate-past governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam.

Ummi Adama Gaidam, who is currently studying in Saudi Arabia, is coming as the third wife of Governor Buni.

Insiders said it was Mr Buni who sought the hands of Ummi in marriage, without initially the knowledge of her father, in order to strengthen their political relationship.

Reports reveal that the low key marriage was solemnized at Mr Gaidam’s residence at Sabon Fegi area Damaturu, the state capital.

“The bales of kolanut were presented yesterday, and the wedding Fatiha took place today in the presence of a few family members,” said a family source who preferred anonymity.

Mr Buni, the immediate-past National Secretary of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, was anointed by Mr Gaidam to succeeded him as governor.

He was sworn-in on Wednesday by the state Chief Judge, Justice Garba Na Baruma.

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