President Mohammadu Buhari has given a stern warning to his daughter,
Zahra Buhari, to stay away from Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State
who has made several moves to marry the pretty daughter of the President,
Presidential sources told Pointblanknews.com.
The Zamfara Governor is currently at the UN Millennium Hotel, New York,
where the President and his families are lodged as a member of the Federal
Government’s delegations to the United Nations General Assembly.
Zahra turned 21 December 18, 2015. Governor Yari claimed in his biography
that he was born January 1, 1969.
Governor Yari said to be desperately interested in marrying Zahra to boost
his political chances is using the opportunity of the U.S trip to fine
tune his marriage plans and sending emissaries to persuade the President
to rescind his earlier stonewalling.
Sources told Pointblanknews.com that the Zamfara Governor has gone as far
as dolling out gifts to the first lady and other members of the Buhari
He is also alleged to have funded the First Lady’s recent Hajj trip to
Saudi Arabia with $1million.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State had earlier been rumored to be
interested in the President’s daughter.
Yari, has as part of his moves enlisted the husband of Halima, elder
daughter of Buhari, showered him gifts including awarding him contracts in
Zamfara state to persuade the first family into accepting his overtures to
marry the President’s daughter who just graduated from a British
“He has not only been using Halima’s husband, he has also reached out to
the first lady and showered her with several gifts including money when
she was going for the Hajj. I think the First Lady is playing along.”
Governor Yari’s desperation to marry Zahra is a subject of discussion in
Gusau Government House where senior officials condemn the Governor’s
A Government source told Pointblanknews.com that in spite of the lean
resources of the Governor, he makes available cash gifts running into
several millions to the First Lady, Halima’s husband and other members of
the Buhari’s family in a bid to have them convince President Buhari who
has frowned at the Governor’s antic.
“Things are not going well here in Gusau. The story is everywhere and we
are particularly not happy with the fact that state resources have now
been committed into wooing the President’s daughter. It is very
embarrassing the way the Governor is going about it, an official at the
Government House, Gusau told Pointblanknews.com.
The source who shares family relationship with the Governor said the only
stumbling block is the President who has given a stern warning to his
daughter to stay away from Governor Yari. “The President wants his
daughter to marry someone not as old as Governor Yari,” according to the
Sources told Pointblanknews.com that the Governor argued that the
President does not have the moral right to reject his overtures to marry
Zahra on account of age because Buhari is over 30years older than Aisha.
The Zamfara Governor is notorious with Political Marriages. His third wife
is the daughter of Umaru Shinkafi, a popular Politician in Zamfara State.
Yari married her to get political blessings for his Governorship ambition.
“Yari is a politician who wants to survive at all cost. He married his
third wife, the daughter of Shinkafi and got the support of the people of
Zamfara because of Shinkafi. Shinkafi is dead now and the people are not
happy with him so he wants Buhari’s daughter because that is what may
guarantee him survival in 2019,” a source close to the Governor said.
Sources told Pointblanknews.com that Yari is eyeing the Presidency or a
Senate seat in 2019 and would need to solidify his base by marrying the
daughter of the President to edge out any opposition.
A source in Gusau said Governor Yari is contemplating taken over from
Senator Sani Yerima whose relationship with President Buhari has waned.
Mr. Abdulaziz Yari who runs a haulage business in Washington DC and hardly
stays in Nigeria, allegedly collected over N400million from the state
coffers without appropriation by the State House of Assembly to entertain
President Mohammadu Buhari’s visit to the state in July, 2016.
His incessant absence from Gusau has almost grounded Government activities
and politicians are currently ganging up against him.