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President Muhammadu Buhari at the wedding ceremony. Twitter

Islamic scholar Ahmad Gumi has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for attending the wedding of Fatima, daughter of Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, and Idris, the son of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state.

Senate President Bukola Saraki, National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu and 22 governors were also at the wedding which took place last Saturday.

Delivering a message, Gumi said he did not keep quiet when a similar thing happened during the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

He said: “The vice-president of the previous administration (Namadi Sambo) married out his daughters in this place that you are seated. Governors and all former top government functionaries gathered in this place. Everybody was here, except the president (Goodluck Jonathan).

“At that time, there were bomb explosions here and there by Boko Haram. There were bomb explosions in Jaji (military cantonment), Sokoto, etc. I tried to explain to them that it shouldn’t be during weddings only that Muslims can meet. I told them that the problems that are facing the people should also be a basis for bringing us together.

“Why? No matter how important you feel about yourself, you are not as important as the prophet…..The woman whose wedding is conducted in a simple manner without hardship is more blessed. The Prophet married, he also gave out his daughters. He didn’t gather a large crowd because his daughters were getting married.

“Today, we have many channels of communication (radio, television, Facebook). You don’t need to gather a large crowd for a wedding… if a governor or president or minister attends the wedding, it is ‘Haram’ (prohibited) because their time, wealth and everything is for the government.”