Read As 96 Year Old Man Got Married To 73 Old Woman In Abuja
17th October 2019 was the day 96-year-old Pa Abdu Rahman Munse-Bwaye married his lover, 73-year-old Rukaya Yamwa-Piri.
The marriage which took place at the Agrarian village of Piri left so many people in awe.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the solemnization of the marriage was held in Piri, a village in Kwali Area Council of Kuje, Abuja.
The new wife who has since moved into her husband’s residence from the wedding venue told NAN that she was “delighted to marry a gentleman like Abdurahman.’’ The bride Rukaya told NAN that the wedding was held in her native village of Piri, in Kwali Area Council.
Pa Munsey’s first wife, Hajia Zainab Godobe, died in 2008. “Though I married a widow, Salamatu, after my wife’s death, her children took her away some years ago, leaving me without a wife; hence, I asked Rukayah to marry me and Allah made her accept. I am very happy.’’ Pa Munse revealed.
Pa Munse also disclosed that many had tried to dissuade him from the marriage but he was adamant. Some even asked if he was not being taken care of by his daughter inlaws, but coming to him all was fine, only that he needed a companion for himself.
When NAN visited the elderly lovers on Friday, the wife was seen preparing tuwondawa, guinea cornmeal, for her husband.
Pa Munsey’s son, Musa, told NAN that all the children, grandchildren and the great-grandchildren were all happy for their father’s marriage.
He disclosed that he represented his father at the wedding Fathia in Piri because of the distance between Kiyi and Piri.
A neighbor of Pa Muncie, Malam Khamilu Awwal, who also spoke with NAN, said they were all happy to see “Baba happily married once again.”
“Baba is a very good father to all of us and deserves the happiness that God is giving him through this marriage.
“I personally encouraged him when he told me of his plans for marriage, in fact, I visited the relatives of his bride in different villages, including Dukpa in Gwagwalada Area Council, Chibiri in Kuje Area Council and Piri village where her father lives,” Musa told NAN.
“The visit was to get their consent in accordance with Islamic injunction and we were happy that they all gave their consent and the Nikkah was held in Mama Rukaya’s father’s compound in Piri,” Musa added.