Ask Malam Gimba Kumo, who took Fatima Buhari as his fourth wife last Friday. The high society was agog as the former Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria got married to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second daughter in the ancient town of Daura.
The wedding ceremony held at the Maiaduwa resident of the president at the GRA was indeed more like a political gathering. Top political and business leaders, and members of the diplomatic corps witnessed the wedding ceremony.
Fatima (daughter of Buhari’s late first wife, Safinatu, who he married in 1971) and her lover Gimba, who was born in 1959, were said to have been dating for many years even before Buhari became the president.
Yes, Gimba was married before and Fatima is now his fourth wife.Predictably, mischief makers have set to work; they have begun to poke their nose in other people’s affairs.
They are wondering why the young lady would go for a man already married and far older than her. ‘With all the presidential power and connections at her family’s disposal, is that the best she could do?’ Not a few people are wondering.
Hers is just like late Yar’Adua’s daughters who are married to older married men. Nafisa and Zainab, were married to Governors Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State and Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi State respectively then.