Buhari leads governors, others to Osinbajo daughter’s wedding

Muhammadu Buhari at wedding of Yemi Osinbajo daughter and Bola Shagaya son

President Muhammadu Buhari and other top dignitaries across different sectors of the country attended the wedding of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s daughter, Damilola, on Saturday.

The wedding reception between Damilola and her husband, Oluseun Bakare, took place at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, immediately after a church service at the National Ecumenical Centre.

Mr Bakare is the son of businesswoman and socialite, Bola Shagaya.

Buhari was accompanied by his wife, Aisha, who supervised the cutting of the wedding cake.

Governors of Akwa Ibom, Borno, Imo, Nasarawa, Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Ondo states were also present at what was described as a private wedding ceremony.

Ministers, presidential aides and other top government officials were also present.

Just like the traditional engagement that took place on Thursday, journalists were not allowed to cover any of the two events held on Saturday.

Osinbajo’s media team had earlier in a statement advised that journalists would not be allowed to “record or film the event.”

The office promised to “share information and images — still and video — of the events later in the day.”

“Cameras are however welcome to record the arrival and departure formalities at the church,” the statement added.

Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, later made the wedding photographs available on Instagram.

To God be the Glory, Oludamilola is now ‘Mrs. Bakare’ #wedding

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Speaking at the ceremony, Mrs Buhari expressed the conviction that Damilola, will make a good wife, having been brought up by a pastor, as she prayed for the couple that their love will endure.