The wedding ceremony of the 21 year old daughter of Pres. Buhari, earlier scheduled to hold this weekend has been postponed.
The postponement is reported to be as a result of Pres. Buhari’s insistence on a low-key wedding and the heated dispute that occurred during the introduction ceremony.
Recall that the family of the groom, Ahmed Indimi, presented about 30 Louis Vuitton bags to the bride, Zahra. The 30 bags which allegedly cost about £120, 000 (approximately N47,144,502, using the official rate of N392.87 to a pound) are said to have been delivered in 30 exotic cars.
THIS DAY report thus:
Trouble reportedly started on November 18, during the traditional introduction ceremony, when the sister of the groom, Yataka Indimi, insisted on taking her mobile phone into the Presidential Villa, Abuja, contrary to security protocol.
THISDAY gathered that Yataka wanted to record all the proceedings, despite the fact it was against standard security protocol in the villa. However, a struggle ensued between Yataka and the security officials who tried to compel her to comply with protocol, only for her to resist.
The incident attracted the attention of other dignitaries who tried to stop the scuffle. The argument degenerated to a scuffle, compelling the wife of the Nasarawa State governor, Mrs. Tanko Almakura, to step in to stop the altercation from getting out of hand and may have injured her arm in the process.
As of today, we learnt that the Nasarawa first lady is still nursing her wounds and is being treated for a dislocation,” the source said. THISDAY learnt that the incident was so embarrassing that it incurred the wrath of the president over the behaviour of the Indimis.
Buhari was reported to have threatened to return the boxes and stop the marriage ceremony. Elders are at the moment trying to prevail on the president not to return the boxes, as he would be bucking tradition.
They are also working on resolving the tension that has arisen since the altercation, so that the wedding could go ahead as planned, if not this weekend, then as soon as possible.
Further findings revealed that while Buhari might not be favourably disposed to the idea of marrying out his daughter to a wealthy suitor, the wife of the president and her daughters, who are more liberal, are rooting for the marriage.