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Ex-Speaker, Dimeji Bankole To Wed Kebbi Gov’s Daughter Friday

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole is set to re-marry about four years after his divorce.

The 51-year-old ex-speaker who divorced his first wife in 2017 will on Friday tie the knot with Aisha Shinkafi Saidu, daughter of the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, Daily Trust reports.

According to a statement from Bankole’s family in Iporo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, it was disclosed that a quiet introduction had already taken place between the two families weeks earlier according to Islamic and traditional rites.

Ex-Speaker, Dimeji Bankole To Wed Kebbi Gov's Daughter Friday

The bride, a lawyer and graduate of the University of Hull in the UK, is a granddaughter of late political heavyweight and onetime head of Nigeria’s security organisation, Umaru Shinkafi, Marafan Sokoto.

The bride’s mother, Hajiya Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu is Shinkafi’s daughter and a sister to the former Governor of Zamfara State, His Excellency Alhaji Aliyu Shinkafi.

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