Gov Oshiomhole and wife
President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, state governors were on Friday amongst several dignitaries who graced the wedding of Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State to his heart throb,Lara Fortes,an Ethiopian.
The wedding took place at Iyamoh, the country home of the governor in Edo State, southern Nigeria which turned to a Mecca of sort as a large crowd invaded the sleepy community for the wedding ceremony.
The wedding ceremony held at the governor’s private residence located along Auchi/Okene highway contrary to earlier plans to use the Auchi High Court Registry.
It was no doubt a herculean task for invited guests,friends and well wishers of the couple Governor Oshiomhole and Lara Fortes as well as security operatives who had a hectic time screening the surging crowd that wanted to enter the compound.
President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari who was flown into Iyamoh in a chopper, arrived at the wedding venue exactly 11:20 and was ushered into the wedding ceremony inside the back view balcony of the governor’s residence, followed by
the Vice-President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who arrived in company of his wife at 11:28am.
Also sighted were Speaker of House of Representatives and Governor-elect of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Peter Obi, Senator-elect Dino Melaye, Senator Bukola Saraki, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, Senator Domingo Obende, Benin business mogul, Captain Hosa Okunbor, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and many others.
The wedding was indeed a carnival of sort to behold as the de la creme of society and political foes of the governor put their differences apart to honour him.