Governor Mala Buni of Yobe State, has taken a third wife, barely 24-hours after his swearing-in.
The Governor tied the knot on Thursday night, with the daughter of his immediate past predecessor, Ibrahim Gaidam.
Buni’s new wife is Ummi Adama Gaidam.
Ummi Adama, who takes the position of Governor’s third wife, is currently studying in Saudi Arabia.
Ummi’s marriage to Buni could be to strengthen their political relationship.
There are strong rumours indicating that the new bride will be made the First Lady of the State.
The marriage was solemnised at Gaidam’s residence, at Sabon Fegi area, Damaturu, the State capital.
An Ally of the Governor, who preferred not to be mentioned, said that the marriage was performed secretly, to avoid public criticism.
An Islamic Scholar, Sheik Abubakar Adam, who is also close to the two Governors, Gaidam and Mai Mala, gave the hand of Fatima Ibrahim Gaidam to Mala Buni.
Shiek Adam, who conducted the wedding, called on the couple to fear God in all their dealings, in order to have a good family, and live a fulfilling life.
Buni was the immediate-past National Secretary of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, and was anointed by Gaidam to succeeded him as Governor.
Recall, that the new Governor was sworn-in on Wednesday, by the State Chief Judge, Justice Garba Na Baruma.