Dimeji Bankole, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, is set to re-marry after four years of divorce.
The former lawmaker, 51, will on Friday tie the knot with Aisha Shinkafi Saidu, daughter of Atiku Bagudu, the Governor of Kebbi State, Daily Trust reports.
According to a statement from Bankole’s family in Iporo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, it was disclosed that a quiet introduction had already taken place between the two families weeks earlier according to Islamic and traditional rites.
The bride, a lawyer and graduate of the University of Hull in the UK, is a granddaughter of late political heavyweight and onetime head of Nigeria’s security organisation, Umaru Shinkafi, Marafan Sokoto.
The bride’s mother, Hajiya Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu is Shinkafi’s daughter and a sister to the former Governor of Zamfara State, His Excellency Alhaji Aliyu Shinkafi.
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