Ever since the news of President Buhari’s daughter Zahra Buhari’s wedding to Ahmed Indimi got out, the media have been in frenzy but everyone was disappointed when it was reported that the 4 day wedding ceremony which was supposed to have kicked off on the 30th November had been postponed by the bride’s father, President Buhari and the reason for it have been made known. According to ThisDay, the planned marriage between Zahra Buhari and Ahmed Indimi, may have been deferred following the physical altercation that trailed the delivery of several stacked dowry boxes valued at N44m to the first family.
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 behavior of the Indimi’s.
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 favorably 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.