Former heads of state, General Yakubu Gowon, General Ibrahim Babangida, General Abdulsalami Abubakar and President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari are expected among other top dignitaries at the marriage ceremony of Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to his new bride, Miss Lara Forte.
The marriage is to take place in Auchi, Etsako West local government area of the state followed by reception for guests at his Iyamho country home.
Among other guests expected at the event include national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie Oyegun, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola , Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha among others.
Already, all hotels in Auchi , Ekpoma, Uromi and other neighbouring towns have been fully booked by guests ahead of the ceremony.
Oshiomhole’s bride is Cape Verde national and a former model and air hostess.
In the wedding invitation sent out, Oshiomhole was quoted to have written “While looking forward to the honour of your distinguished presence, I sincerely crave your pardon for the rather short notice.
Please accept the renewed assurances of my highest esteem,”
The Edo State Governor is remarrying five years after losing his first wife, Clara, to cancer in 2010.