The wedding fatiha of sons of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission scored a major political goal on Saturday when he brought Nigeria’s political and business elites together at the Al-Nur Mosque in Abuja.

Osibanjo,Atiku and Isah Ali Pantami at the wedding fatiha

The PDP and APC political bigwings came to attend the wedding of Nuhu’s two sons, Mahmud and Abubakar Sadiq, to their beloved partners, Aminatu Ismaila and Fatima Jijiwa.

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo exchanging pleasantries with Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar

President Muhammadu Buhari was the only major political actor that was absent, but he was ably represented by a delegation led by Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

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Many of them were captured by camera discussing various issues and exchanging pleasantries.

Atiku Abubakar discussing with APC leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Tinubu and Atiku discuss at the wedding. Months ago, Tinubu’s party and Atiku’s were fighting over Aso Rock

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However, images out of the occasion offered some sobering lessons to Nigeria’s political followers, who break bottles and kill themselves, all in the name of politics.


At the top, the elite ‘Dey Kampe’, to use a pidgin phrase made popular by former president Olusegun Obasanjo.


The political elite surely know how to sort themselves out despite superficial differences and acrimony on the political turf.

Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola attended the event

The wedding generated some reactions in the social media platforms.

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Oluwaseyi Adeniyi on his Twitter handle he says ” Today at the Wedding Fatiha of Mahmud Nuhu Ribadu & Amina Aliyu Ismaila, Son of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu at The Al-Nur Mosque Abuja.


And you think our political elites are fighting? If you allow yourself to be killed all in the name of defending them.
You die for nothing ”

APC,PDP dignitaries at the wedding Fatiha

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