Rumour making the rounds suggests that President Muhammadu Buhari will be getting married to another wife who is also a minister in his cabinet.
Concise News understands that the claim on social media is that Buhari is set to marry the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Farouq.
The purported wedding was billed for Friday at the Central Mosque in Abuja.
According to the rumour, Aisha Buhari, the First Lady, has not been back since she went to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj (Muslim pilgrimage) with the President needing a new wife.
Also, many hashtags have been trending on Twitter following the claim among which are #TheWedding, #BUSA19, #AISHA, and #Presidentialwedding.
There was also a short video clip which circulated online that Aisha had hurriedly returned to the country to stop the purported wedding from taking place.
In the video, she was allegedly blocked from entering a part of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.
Aisha is locked up in the villa.
Aisha Buhari under hostage.
The 1st lady Aisha Buhari is allegedly back from London, upon the the rumours of today’s #TheWedding and other matters arising, but Aso Rock cabals locked her up in her room.#BUSA2019 #AISHA pic.twitter.com/sCNCsRxqSC
— Mimi_love 🇳🇬 (@MimiLove201) October 11, 2019
At the time of publishing this report, Sadiya was in Geneva, Switzerland, for the 70th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
She tweeted about it, saying: “On October 17, join us as we #WalkOutPoverty. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is commemorated to encourage active participation by all to respect the rights & dignity of people living in poverty.”
On October 17, join us as we #WalkOutPoverty. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is commemorated to encourage active participation by all to respect the rights & dignity of people living in poverty.#WalkOutPoverty#EndPoverty#Children @ossap_sdgs pic.twitter.com/PyQAnFS4Mk
— Sadiya Umar Farouq (@Sadiya_farouq) October 11, 2019
Verdict On Buhari’s Wedding Rumour
While there are official statements by the presidency, there is no wedding taking place between President Buhari and Sadiya on FRIDAY (TODAY) as widely circulated.
Activities are going on well at the Presidential Villa in Abuja TODAY and it is unclear whether Buhari will marry another wife in the future!