Hanan Buhari, Muhammad Turad
Preparations for the wedding fatiha of Hanan, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari and Muhammad Turad, the son of the Alhaji Sani Mahmood Sha’aban, a two time governorship candidate of ANPP and ACN in the 2007 and 2011 Kaduna state governorship elections have reached advance stage.
The event is scheduled for September 4, 2020 at the nation’s capital, Abuja.
The groom’s father, Alhaji Sani Mahmood Sha’aban, who holds the title of Dan Buram of Zazzau had a very long robust political relationships with the bride’s father, President Buhari since their days at the defunct All Nigerian Political Party (ANPP) to the present day, All Progressives Party (APC).
Their political journey started in 2007 when Dan Buram, having successfully completed his first term as a member representing Sabon Gari at the House of Representatives and General Muhammadu Buhari then, contesting for the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the ANPP.
Dan Buram’s political trajectory for the emancipation of Nigeria is intertwined with that of President Muhammadu Buhari since 2003 where it culminated in 2015 with the victory of Buhari as the president of Nigeria– they both shared the same political ideology.
Hanan, the daughter of President Buhari, is a Fine Arts Photographer who graduated last year from Ravensbourne University, United Kingdom, and she has since begin her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts in the same university.
Muhammad Turad, who currently holds the title of Wakilin Tudun Wadan Zazzau is the first son of Dan Buram.
He had his first Degree and also Master’s Degree in Finance and Management from the American University of Dubai. He equally had MBA from Northampton University, United Kingdom.
An astute financial executive, Turad provided financial leadership for many private and public companies both in Nigeria and abroad.
He started his carrier in Nigeria with the Nigerian Insurance Deposit Corporation, (NDIC), a government agency saddled with regulating and supervising banks.
He currently works with Minister of State, Niger Delta as Special Assistant.
Already the political atmosphere in Kaduna State — the political seat of Northern Nigeria — is thrilling as people from diverse political leanings are commenting on the epic wedding and how the union would alter the political permutations in the state for the better.
Mr Joshua Musa, a civil servant, who is from Southern Kaduna commented on the union as a good omen for the two families.
He expressed glowing tributes to Sha’aban and hopes that he would contest for the governorship of Kaduna state in 2023.
“Kaduna State really needs people who know the importance and dignity of all irrespective of tribe, religion or region, and Sha’aban, having seen how he conducted himself over these years, would certainly fits the type we aspire for peace to return in the state,” he said.
Another politician from Zone A, Alhaji Muhammadu Abbas said he is truly happy with the union of Sha’aban and PMB, according to him, they have come a long way and the union would definitely cement their age-long relationships.
He added that: “truly Kaduna needs a humanist as a governor who will listen to our problems and proffer solutions in a more decent and humanitarian approach, not these crops at the helm that thinks and act as if they the one who created us.”