Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole remarries amid glamour


Oshiomhole-lara-remarries-weddingIt was glitz, glamour and a gathering of Ni­geria’s who is who, as Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Osh­iomhole, yesterday, ex­changed marital vows with his heartthrob, for­mer Miss Iara Fortes.

The governor and his bride signed the marriage register in the presence of family members and few friends. Thereafter, digni­taries in the country, led by the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari were ushered into the wedding re­ception held at the People’s White Hall in the gover­nor’s country home.

Among other dignitaries who also graced the ceremo­ny were the Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and his wife Dolapo as well as National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asi­waju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie- Oyegun led chieftains of the party, including governors and governors-elect to the event. Also, Senators Bukola Saraki, Domingo Obende and a host of other senators-elect graced the ceremony.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal led mem­bers of the House of Rep­resentatives and incoming ones to the wedding recep­tion.

Captains of Industry at the ceremony included, Al­haji Aliko Dangote, Mr Jim Ovia, Mr. Femi Otedola, Captain Noggie Meggis­son, Captain Hosa Okun­bor, among others.

Royal fathers were not left out as they attended the ceremony in their numbers. The Oba of Benin was repre­sented by high ranking pal­ace chiefs, which included, Chief David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin Kingdom.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, former Gover­nors Kayode Fayemi, Oserheimen Osunbor, Sena­tor Tunde Ogbeha, Osaig­bovo Ogbemudia,Otunba Niyi Adebayo were also in attendance.

Top military brass includ­ing Brigadier-General MJ Abel, Commandant, Nige­rian Army School of Elec­trical and Mechanical En­gineering, Auchi were also in attendance. The Direc­tor-General of the Depart­ment of State Security was represented by Engr Joseph Oworuya, while Mr. Bello Bakori, Director, DSS Edo State was also at the ceremo­ny. Parents of the bride, Mr and Mrs Fortes flew in from their home in the Nether­lands to attend the ceremony while the governor’s mother, Hajia Aishetu Oshiomhole was also in attendance.

The governor’s children, Steve, Adams, Jane and two of his grandchildren were also on hand to show love and support to their father and his wife.

The governor’s marriage is coming about five years after the painful death of his first wife, Clara Oshiomhole, following a protracted battle with cancer.

The delectable Iara, a law­yer and top model, is from the Cape Verde Islands.

In his remark, the chair­man of the ceremony, Gen­eral Yakubu Gowon said the governor’s wife completes and complements him. He therefore, admonished the couple to show true love and have patience in their deal­ings with one another.

Also, wife of the presi­dent-elect, Aisha Buhari de­scribed Oshiomhole’s wife as beautiful saying, “but for you to marry a Nigerian you need to cook Edi Kang Ikong, Egusi, and our Nige­rian foods.


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