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Buhari, Osinbajo, Gowon grace Oshiomhole’s remarriage

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, were among the dignitaries, who graced the wedding of Governor Adams Oshiomhole to former Ethiopian model, Lara Forte, on Friday at Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

Oshiomhole ‎married Forte five years after the death of his wife, Clara, due to a cancer related ailment ‎in 2010.


The newest couple proceeded to the hall within the governor’s residence after completing the joining at a marriage registry.

Also present at the ceremony, that took place at the Governor’s residence, were the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; a National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal; ‎former Governor of Kwara, Senator Bukola Saraki; former Governor of Anambra, Peter Obi; and former Governors of Ekiti, Segun Oni and Kayode Fayemi.

Others are Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa; Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River and Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State.

Also at the ceremony were the Governor-elect of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai; Senator Domingo Obende, Senator-elect, Dino Melaye, House Minority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila; Edo State Deputy Governor, Pius Odubu; Otaru of Auchi, HRH Haliru Momoh; and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tom Ikimi and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

‎Speaking shortly before he departed the ceremony, Osinbajo told journalists that he wished the couple a blissful married life.

“I wish them all the very best and I am sure they are going to have a happy life together,” he said.

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