A former House of Representatives Speaker, Rt Honourable Dimeji Bankole will on Friday, January 15 get married to Miss Aisha Shinkafi Saidu, step-daughter of Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu.
The Nation reports that Bankole is taking another shot at marriage after divorcing his first wife in 2017.
The bride, a lawyer, and graduate of the University of Hull in the UK is a daughter of the governor’s wife from her previous marriage.
The bride’s mother is also a sister to a former Zamfara state governor, Aliyu Shinkafi.
A statement from the Bankole family disclosed that a quiet introduction has already taken place between the two families in line with Islamic and traditional injunctions.
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.
51-years old Bankole is from Iporo in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state. He is Nigeria’s youngest ever House of Representatives Speaker.
An alumnus of both the University of Oxford and the University of Reading, Bankole became Speaker at the age of 37.
He contested the position of Ogun state governor in the last governorship election in the state but failed to clinch the position.
Bankole has practically been in the background since his time as Speaker and at some time ago had a case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.