Hundreds of Muslims joined President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday to observe the weekly two raka’at prayer at the Aso Rock Mosque, Abuja hoping to witness his taking a second wife that did not happen.
NAN reported that a seemingly unprecedented number of faithful prayed at the mosque on Friday, “in what appeared an attempt by some curious worshippers to confirm the veracity of social media allegation of Buhari’s taking a second wife,” NAN said in its report.
On October 10, social media was awash with stories of Buhari getting set to marry Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development.
The post, which went viral, had October 11 as the wedding date.
However, Buhari only exchanged pleasantries with citizens after the prayer session.
Presidential aides, some cabinet ministers and Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state, were among the personalities at the mosque.
NAN said some of the worshippers condemned those behind the fake news, calling on well-meaning citizens to always shun unverified social media reports.
The first lady, Aisha is reportedly away from the country for many weeks. This may have given credence to the rumour.
It is understood that Aisha will returned to the country this Sunday, CHECKPOINTCHARLEY learnt.