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Tinubu, El-Rufai, Ganduje, others attend wedding of Atiku, Ribadu’s children

POLITICAL bigwigs such as the former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai were among guests who, on Saturday, graced the wedding fatiha of the children of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Nuhu Ribadu.

Atiku’s son Aliyu Abubakar Atiku married Ribadu’s daughter, Fatima Ribadu, in Abuja in a low-key ceremony.

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal and many others were also present.

On Twitter, Atiku appreciated all who were present for the ceremony.

He wrote: “On behalf of my family, I express my deepest appreciation to all leaders, associates and friends who came from far and near to grace the wedding Fatiha of my son, @AliyuAtiku to Fatima Ribadu in Abuja.

“May their union be blessed and may the Almighty Allah grant you all journey mercies to your various destinations.”

Atiku recently returned from a nine-month trip to Dubai for the wedding.

The former number two citizen and Ribadu are Adamawa State indigenes and served at the same time in the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Their relationship had been strained for a while after Ribadu acted on the request by the US Federal Bureau of Investigations to the EFCC to help it investigate the relationship between Atiku and Congressman, Thomas Jefferson, who was then accused of bribery.

As a sign that their relationship was beginning to smoothen, Atiku attended the wedding of Ribadu’s two sons in Abuja in January.

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