Fatima Ganduje, the pretty daughter of Kano State Governor got married to Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s only son, Idris a few weeks ago and now we have got their love story!
24 year old Fatima is a first class graduate of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola where she studied International and Comparative politics.
Below are excepts from her recent interview with ABIOLA ORISILE.
Is it obvious you are enjoying your marriage?
Yes, I am enjoying every bit of it. It is enjoyable when you are married not just to your friend but bestfriend. It is a joyfull thing and 1 see each day as a blessing.
How did you meet him?
I will say it is a long story but to cut it short, it is through a family friend of ours and we took to each other immediately.
What was the first thing he said to you?
He said, I will like to know you better and I said why not.
How long did you date?
We dated for a year before taking it further and the rest is history.
What made you say yes to his proposal?
I love Idris and I aside this, he is a very likeable person.
Can you tell us what we don’t know about your husband, Idris?
Idris Ajimobi is very kind, gentle and generous. He is the best man I can ever ask for.
You are a Hausa Girl, how is it like getting married to a Yoruba guy?
I am not Hausa, I am Fulani. It is the same way you would feel if you married Hausa. Love knows no tribe.
Do you speak Yoruba?
Not yet but I am beginning to pick few words, like “Je ka ma lo“ (Let us go). And it took me about 2 months to learn that. But I am ready to learn more with time. I am beginning to learn all the Yoruba food too. Not just eating it, but learning how to cook it. I can cook Yoruba Jollof rice. I am learning fast because I love cooking alot
How best can you describe your 3 sisters-in-law?
They are very amazing person. They love their brother and they have extended the love to me too. They are very loving.
How can you describe Yoruba marriage?
Yoruba marriage is very respectful and I am beginning to learn alot. Yorubas accord respect and I love it.
How best can you describe your mother in law, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi?
She is an angel on earth and I will say she is not my Mother in-law but my Mum.