Amid this week’s tumult in President Buhari’s Abuja came a quiet announcement: Mr Sabiu Tunde Yusuf, the powerful personal assistant to the President, is getting married. This didn’t lead the news, but it should. Mr. Sabiu Yusuf, fondly referred to as ‘Tunde’ is one of the most important figures in Buhari’s government.
The wedding between Sabiu Tunde Yusuf and Fatima Bashir Jamoh was held Saturday at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna.
The wedding ceremony witnessed the convergence of such dignitaries as the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Kaduna State Governor, El Rufai, chairman governors forum, Abdulaziz Yari, Speaker House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, Minister of Transportation Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Hon Ndidi Elumelu, Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sarika, APC Chieftain Chief Ikechi Emenike, Governor of Osun State Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Oyo State Governor Sen Abiola Ajimobi, Kebbi State Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu and Ondo State Governor Chief Rotimi Akeredolu.
Tunde is said to be an influential member of the Buhari’s inner circle. It is not too wild an exaggeration to say he has the ears of the president an indication why government officials trooped to Kaduna for the wedding.
Tunde is all powerful,” a source familiar with the inner workings of the Villa told reporters. He is trusted by the President and was with him in London while the president was on medical vacation.