A new date has reportedly been fixed for the wedding of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra.
The new date for the wedding, which was postponed last week, is December 16, according to an invite, which is making the rounds.
The new date was reportedly fixed after due consultation and approval by the president, who demanded for the shift in the date after the heated media attention generated by the delivery of expensive designer boxes containing gifts from the groom’s family to the 21-year-old bride.
“Hajia Aisha M. Buhari cordially invites you to the wedding Fatiha of her daughter, Zahra Buhari and Ahmed Indimi, which will take place on December 16, while the Kamu will take place in Abuja. Detail of the events will be communicated to you,” the invite stated.
The wedding was said to have been postponed as a result of President Buhari’s insistence on a low-key ceremony for the 21-year-old bride to be.
It was gathered that the president was uncomfortable with the attention the media was giving to the event, especially reports that the groom’s family was presenting 30 Louis Vuitton bags to Zahra.
It was widely reported that the groom, Ahmed Indimi, had presented bags, worth about £120,000 (N47,144,502), to the bride ahead of the wedding.
An introduction ceremony between both families had earlier held at the Aso Villa, Abuja on Friday, November 18, with the wedding programme scheduled for between November 30 and Sunday, December 4, 2016.
Indimi is the marketing director of Oriental Energy Resources.