Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, are set to become in-laws on Saturday.
Aliyu Abubakar and Fatima Ribadu are scheduled to tie the knot in what is believed will be a low-key ceremony in Abuja.
Ribadu, in a wedding notification, said only a few people will be able to attend the ceremony in full observation of COVID-19 protocols.
Atiku and Ribadu are political foes despite both hailing from Adamawa. This however didn’t stop their children from finding love.
While Atiku served as Vice President under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Ribadu held sway as EFCC chairman.
Ribadu’s EFCC investigated Atiku relations with Congressman Thomas Jefferson who was eventually indicated and sentenced for corruption.
Atiku maintained his innocence, insisting he was a victim of persecution by Obasanjo in the build-up to the 2007 presidential contest.
After the administration, they remained political foes. Ribadu ran as presidential candidate of the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011 while Atiku was in the PDP.