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Oshiomhole weds Iara + photos

 

It was glitz, glamour and a list of who is who in the country as Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Friday, exchanged marital vows with his heartthrob, former Miss Iara Fortes.

The Governor and his bride had signed the dotted lines at a private marriage registry attended only by family and a few friends at his Iyamho residence after which top dignitaries in the country, were led by the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari to the wedding reception held at the People’s White Hall  in the Governor’s country home.

Among other top dignitaries who also graced the ceremony were the Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and his wife Dolapo.

APC chieftains were led by its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; Governors and Governors-elect across the country, Senators Bukola Saraki, Domingo obende and a host of others and Senators-elect from across the country were also in attendance. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Bello Tambuwal led members of the House of Representatives and incoming ones to the wedding reception.

Captains of Industry who were led by to the ceremony by Alhaji Aliko Dangote included Mr Jim Ovia, Me Femi Otedola, Captain Noggie Meggisson,Captain Hosa Okunbor,  among others.

Royal fathers were not left out as the attended the ceremony in their numbers.

The Oba of Benin was represented high ranking palace chiefs, which included Chief David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin Kingdom.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, former Governors Kayode Fayemi, oserheimen Osunbor, Senator Tunde Ogbeha; Osaigbovo Ogbemudia,Otunba Niyi Adebayo were also in attendance.

Top military brass including Brigadier-General MJ Abel, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Auchi were also in attendance. The Director-General of the State Security was represented by Engr Joseph oworuya, while Mr Bello Bakori, Director, SSS Edo State was also at the ceremony.

Parents of the bride, Mr and Mrs Fortes flew in from their home in the Netherlands to attend the ceremony while the Governor’s mother, Hajia Aishetu Oshiomhole was also in attendance.

The Governor’s children Steve, Adams, Jane and two of his grandchildren also on hand to show love and support for their father and his wife.

The Governor’s marriage is coming about five years after the painful death of his first wife, Clara Oshiomhole, following a protracted battle with cancer.

The delectable Iara, a lawyer by profession and top model, is from the Cape Verde Islands.

The chairman of the ceremony, General Yakubu Gowon said the Governor’s wife completes and complements him and he admonished the couple to show true love and have patience in their dealings with one another.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole slips puts a ring on the finger of fomer Miss Iara Fortes at a private marriage registry at Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, on Friday.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole slips puts a ring on the finger of fomer Miss Iara Fortes at a private marriage registry at Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, on Friday.
Mr and Mrs Adams Oshiomhole display their wedding certificate
Mr and Mrs Adams Oshiomhole display their wedding certificate
Governor Adams Oshiomhole signs the dotted lines at the wedding.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole signs the dotted lines at the wedding.
The officiating minister hands the marriage certificate to the Comrade Governor.
The officiating minister hands the marriage certificate to the Comrade Governor.
The newly wedded couple, Mr and Mrs Adms Oshiomhole.
The newly wedded couple, Mr and Mrs Adms Oshiomhole.
Mother of the groom, Hajia Aishetu Oshiomhole and Mr Godwin Obaseki, Chairman, Edo State Economic Team at the Wedding Registry.
Mother of the groom, Hajia Aishetu Oshiomhole and Mr Godwin Obaseki, Chairman, Edo State Economic Team at the Wedding Registry.
Parents of the bride, Mr and Mrs Fortes.
Parents of the bride, Mr and Mrs Fortes.
Children and grandchildren of Governor Adams Oshiomhole
Children and grandchildren of Governor Adams Oshiomhole
From left: Senator Bukola Saraki, President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari; Governor Adams Oshiomhole; his wife, Iara Oshiomhole, Mrs and Mrs Fortes, parents of the bride and Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osibanjo.
From left: Senator Bukola Saraki, President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari; Governor Adams Oshiomhole; his wife, Iara Oshiomhole, Mrs and Mrs Fortes, parents of the bride and Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osibanjo.
From left:  Senator Bukola Saraki; Mrs Fotes, father of the bride; President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari; Governor Adams Oshiomhole; his wife, Iara Oshiomhole and Mrs Fortes, mother of the bride
From left: Senator Bukola Saraki; Mrs Fotes, father of the bride; President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari; Governor Adams Oshiomhole; his wife, Iara Oshiomhole and Mrs Fortes, mother of the bride