Less than 24 hours after he was sworn in as governor, the new governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has married the daughter of the immediate past governor as his third wife.
The bride, Ummi Adama Gaidam, is the daughter of the immediate-past governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam.
The bride, who currently studying in Saudi Arabia, is coming in as the third wife.
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.
DAILY NIGERIAN reliably gathered 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.