Three years after he divorced his first wife,Olaitan. The wedding bell is tolling for former speaker of the House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole again.
Bankole will on Friday 15 January 2020 tie the nuptial knot with Miss Aisha Shinkafi Saidu, daughter of Kebbi Governor, Atiku Bagudu.
The ceremony will be low key owing to COVID-19 protocols.
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 Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, Marafan Sokoto.
The bride’s mother is Shinkafi’s daughter and a sister to the former Zamfara Governor, Aliyu Shinkafi.
A statement from the Bankole family of Iporo, Abeokuta disclosed that a quiet introduction between the two families had taken place prior to the Nikkah Fathia tomorrow.
At the introduction ceremony, Sokoto Governor and Bankole’s successor as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, led the groom’s family to the bride’s family home to seek her hand in marriage.
52 year old Bankole,represented Abeokuta South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives during the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua administration and was the 9th Speaker of the Federal Republic.
He had maintained low profile since he lost the Ogun state gubernatorial election in 2019.