VP Yemi Osinbajo’s Daughter Set To Tie The Knot With Muslim Billionaire’s Son
In the spirit of Valentine, Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, took to Twitter to announce the engagement of his daughter, Oludamilola, to Hajia Bola Muinat Shagaya’s son, Oluseun Bakare, this morning.
With joy and praise to the Lord, Dolly and I announce the betrothal of our daughter Oludamilola Osinbajo to Oluseun Bakare. pic.twitter.com/P3tjjWG6xv
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) February 14, 2018
The spokesman for the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said Oluwaseun Bakare, though of Muslim parentage, is not a Muslim and like Osinbajo, is a pastor and a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
“Oluseun Bakare to whom VP Osinbajo’s first born and daughter Oludamilola would be marrying, is a member of the RCCG Abuja Central Parish and Teenage church pastor there,” Akande tweeted.
In response to media inquiries, Oluseun Bakare to whom VP Osinbajo's first born & daughter Oludamilola would be marrying, is a member of the RCCG Abuja Central Parish and Teenage church pastor there. We wish the blessed couple bliss! pic.twitter.com/hBT9ppD58r
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) February 17, 2018
However, some members of the public who are surprised by the announcement, have erroneously accused her fiance of being a Muslim and insisted that the church of which he [Osinbajo] is a pastor, enforce strict standards on marriage in accordance with “biblical standards”.
Your pentecostal pastor Vice-president’s daughter is about to marry a Muslim billionaire’s son.
So at no point during couple’s counselling did they bring up being unequally yoked with unbelievers or is that a teaching only poor church members have to follow?
— Sufjanite (@Edgothboy) February 14, 2018
If it was your child what are you gonna do ? You think he has a choice?
— 11 (@oluwasherlock) February 14, 2018
These are 2 adults for God's sake, even after counselling, people still have the right to choose who they marry. Although it is advisable to marry someone with same religious values to avoid marital tension.
Making this about money already defeats the veracity of your tweet.
— P. Demz 🇳🇬 (@Demmilzy) February 14, 2018
The wedding has been fixed for the 15 to the 17 of March.
** This story has been updated to correct the impression that the fiance (Oluseun) is a Muslim.