Gov Oshiomhole and wife with President elect Gen Buhari
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State,has revealed that his new wife is from Cape Verde and not Ethiopia or Phillipine as insi uated in the media yesterday.
The Governor and his bride had signed the dotted lines at a private marriage registry attended only by family members and a few friends at his Iyamho residence after which top dignitaries in the country, were led by the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari to the wedding reception held at the People’s White Hall in the Governor’s country home.
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 for their father and his wife.
The Governor’s marriage to Lara Fortes, a lawyer as well as model is coming about five years after the painful death of his first wife, Clara Oshiomhole, following a protracted battle with cancer
Chatting with newsmen afterwards , Oshiomhole was of the view that the presence of PDP and APC leaders at his wedding proved that Nigerians were not withstanding their political differences one.
He described his wife as very “ understanding, caring and a loving lady and also expressed joy with his family for the support given to him to remarry.
Describing his wife, Oshiomhole said: “She is very humble, she appreciates the nature of my job and life that I return home late, some times 3am. She understands my weaknesses, she is more or less the mother of the house, the one that has accepted to be the mother of my children.
“I am happy that all my children are at home with her and accept her as their mother even though she is not old enough to be their mother. She has accepted to fill that gap” Oshiomhole said.