Former Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State was not present at his eldest son's wedding to his second wife, Aisha Habibu Shuaibu, on Saturday.
The former governor's absence was notable, particularly after he withdrew from the ministerial race following his inability to obtain a security clearance.
Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State stood in as the "father of the day" at the private nikah ceremony between El-Rufai's son, Bello, and Shuaibu's daughter, Aisha.
Governor Sani who confirmed that he stood in for the father of the groom, tweeted;
“On Saturday, August 12th, 2023, I had the honour of standing in as the father of the groom at the wedding ceremony of my former Senior Legislative Aide, and House of Representatives Member (Kaduna North Fed. Constituency), Hon. Bello El-Rufai and his beautiful wife, Aisha Shuaibu. I wish them a happy married life and I pray that Allah makes theirs among the best. Ameen.”