Mere men have tried and wiser ones have failed in trying to explain the nature of physical chemistry and attraction. It is the same inexplicable phenomenon that has brought former Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, together with Jamila, daughter of former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, seven years after the demise of Adedoja’s wife.
As would be expected, eminent personalities across the country converged at the Civic Centre in Ibadan, Oyo State to rejoice with the new couple on Sunday. Adedoja had on May 20, at the BMT Africa Garden Mosque in Abuja, married Jemila. A day earlier, the event had been marked with a lunch on Victoria Island, Lagos.
Adedoja, a former Provost of the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo and PDP governorship candidate in the last general election, had lost his wife, Hadijat, on March 6, 2009.
Among those who attended the wedding were Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan; Chief Lekan Balogun, the Otun-Olubadan of Ibadan and Chief Owolabi Olakunlehin, the Balogun of Ibadanland. Also present were Alhaja Aminat Abiodun, the Iyalode of Ibadan; Chief Lekan Alabi, the Agbaakin of Ibadan; Senator Femi Lanlehin; Senator Gbenga Babalola; Senator Teslim Folarin and Alhaji Sharafadeen Alli.
Others were Elder Wole Oyelese, former Minister of Special Duties; retired Maj.-Gen. Raji Rasak; Alhaji Daud Akinola, the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland and Chief (Mrs) Bola Doherty, among others.