As perhaps a way to avoid criticism as seen with Governor Ganduje daughter’s wedding on Saturday, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is planning a “strictly private” nuptial for his daughter on March 17.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari alongside 22 governors had come under strong condemnations after their presence was reported to have put Kano State on hold during Ganduje daughter’s wedding to Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s son last Saturday.
Nigerians had criticised the governors and particularly President Buhari for attending the wedding yet allegedly refusing to visit Dapchi, Yobe State, where 110 schoolgirls were reported to have been abducted from their hostels by Boko Haram terrorists.
Popular Pastor, Tunde Bakare, had also during a Sunday sermon in his church asked that “If any of them had lost a daughter in that captivity, would they celebrate that way?”
Bakare said he could not understand “what the president of Nigeria was doing” at the wedding when the girls are still at large.
The extensive condemnations may have informed Osinbajo’s reported plan to hold the private wedding for his daughter, Damilola, and her intended husband, Oluseun Bakare, who is said to be a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
TheCable reports that the Vice President has cancelled plans to hold a “grand wedding” for his daughter as he is allegedly anxious about the “mood of the nation” or what Nigerians would say.
“Left to the VP and his wife, it would have been the smallest and simplest of ceremonies, taking place in their backyard, especially given the current mood of the nation,” the newspaper quoted a family source as saying.
“Nonetheless the VP seems to be swimming against a rather strong tide. For instance, the VP’s position compels him to inform and invite dignitaries, many of who will cry blue murder if left out of the invitations.
“But for a man known for his unassuming nature and humble mien, these circumstances have invited the dilemma of how to moderate the occasion and balance out the wedding outlook considering the current mood of the nation.
“This should by itself limit the crowd and ensure that the event is not blown out of proportion,” the source said.