By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Thousands of guests from within and outside Nigeria on Friday stormed Kaduna to witness the wedding ceremony of the son of Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Manir Dan-Iya and daughter of top business mogul, CEO of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda.
The groom, Mubarak Manir Dan-Iya and latest bride in town, Maryam Sani Dauda drew guests from Sokoto, Lagos, Abuja and other parts of Nigeria in the colourful ceremony held at Yakubu Avenue in the heart of Kaduna.
Several guests were also spotted, from neighbouring Niger Republic and Cameroon.
The society wedding thronged by several dignitaries made the Yakubu Avenue an impossible route for vehicular movements, while pedestrians had a hectic time navigating through the avenue to the venue of the wedding.
The couple were wedded according to Islamic rites around 12 noon, with reception for guests held at the same location.
Later in the evening, a befitting dinner was hosted to help guests unwind and relax.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who was unavoidably absent, was represented by top aides and confidants.
The event attracted personalities from different political affiliations and divides.
In an interview with newsmen shortly after the couple were joined, father of the groom, Alhaji Dan-Iya said he was happy with the turn out of events.
Beaming with smiles all through, he thanked guests who came from far and near to grace the occasion.
Also speaking, the SA to Governor Tambuwal on Special Duties, Alhaji Yusuf Dingyadi said that the event was a huge success.
He prayed for the couple to have a happy and fruitful marriage, while describing it as a beautiful beginning and a bond of friendship for both families.