New governor marries predecessor’s daughter as third wife

Governor of Yobe State, Mala Buni has taken a third wife barely 24 hours of getting sworn-in. Mala Buni tied the knot on Thursday with Ummi Adama Gaidam, the daughter of his immediate past predecessor, Ibrahim Gaidam.

The governor’s new wife is currently studying in Saudi Arabia.

Their union has been seen as a move to strengthen their political relationship. Report says that the new bride will be made the first lady of the State governor.

An ally of the governor who spoke to press revealed that the marriage was performed secretly to avoid public criticism.

The secret ceremony was conducted by an Islamic scholar, Sheik Abubakar Adam, a close ally to both governors (Gaidam and Mai mala), gave the hand of Fatima Ibrahim Gaidam to Mala Buni.

Sheik Adam called on the couple to fear God in all their dealings so that they can have a good family and live a fulfilling life.

Governor Mala Buni was the immediate-past National Secretary of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC. He became governor after he was anointed by Gaidam to succeeded him.

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

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