Former Speaker Bankole marries Kebbi Gov’s daughter Friday




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A House of Speaker Dimeji Bankole will on 15 January tie nuptial knot Miss Aisha Shinkafi Saidu, daughter of Kebbi Governor, Bagudu.

Bankole, who divorced his first in 2017, has been a much sought -after bachelor in circle of eligible spinsters within and outside .

’s marriage ceremony will draw curtain on speculations regarding his matrimonial intentions since divorce.

The bride, a lawyer and graduate of the University of Hull in the UK is a granddaughter of political heavyweight and onetime head of ’s security organisation Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, Marafan Sokoto.

The bride’s mother is Shinkafi’s daughter and a sister to the Zamfara Governor, Aliyu Shinkafi.

A from the Bankole family of Iporo, Abeokuta disclosed that a quiet introduction between the two families took place to kick the joining together in line Islamic and traditional injunctions.

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At the introduction ceremony, Sokoto Governor and Bankole’s successor as Speaker of the House of , Aminu Tambuwal, led the groom’s family to the bride’s family to seek her hand in marriage.

’s event will be the culmination of a courtship that both families had kept very discreet.


Political observers however note the marriage would appear to straddle ’s great political divide as Bagudu is the Chairman of the Governors Forum while Tambuwal is the of the PDP Governors Forum.

The Nation learnt the ceremony will be key owing to COVID-19 protocols.

The Nation