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Inside Adams Oshiomhole’s dramatic high society wedding – ‘The truth about Iara and I’

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The dramatic wedding of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his  is still in the news, with the Edo state Governor, revealing what they share in common.

Oshiomhole, 63, and Iara Forte, said to be in her early 30s, tied the knots on Friday, May 15,2015, at a Marriage Registry at his country home, Iyamoh, Etsako West Local Government, Edo state.

The talk-of-the-town wedding was formalized Friday morning with a lavish reception graced by eminent Nigerians including President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari,Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and his wife, Dolapo, APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, Speaker of the House of Reps, Aminu Tambuwal, Senator Olusola Saraki, IGP, Solomon Arase, Billionaire Business man, Aliko Dangote, Oil tycoon, Femi Otedola, Governors, among others.

Dignitaries led by President elect, General Buhari (who also came with his wife, Aisha) were ushered into the reception held at the Peoples White Hall in Oshiomholes ancestral home.

The wedding ceremony chaired by former Head of state, General Yakubu Gowon was equally witnessed by Oshiomhole’s children (Steve, Adams, Jane) two grand children, aged mother, Hajia Aishetu Oshiomhole as well as the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Fortes.

In his remarks, Gen. Gowon said the Governor’s wife completes and complements him. He therefore, counselled the newly- wed to show true love and have patience in their dealings with one another.

Hajia Aisha who also commended the Oshiomhole’s delectable wife advised her to learn how to cook Nigerian delicacies.

Gov Oshiomholes wedding is coming five years after he lost his wife Clara to cancer.


Amid the controversy trailing his choice of a lady half his age, Governor Oshiomhole has finally opened up on why he chose to spend the rest of his life with ravishingly beautiful Iara Fortes.

Speaking to newsmen after his wedding ceremony on Friday (May 15), he expressed joy with his family for the support given to him to remarry.

The comrade governor began with appreciation of his guests…

“This is something that one is happy about. I am also happy that I have friends across all political divide. The occasion reminds me that across all divides, we have friends and well-wishers”.

He then unveiled Iara…

“She is very humble, she appreciates the nature of my job and life that I return home late, some times 3am. She understands my weaknesses, she is more or less the mother of the house, the one that has accepted to be the mother of my children.

“I am happy that all my children are at home with her and accept her as their mother even though she is not old enough to be their mother. She has accepted to fill that gap” he said.


It is true Iara is from Cape Verde, the tiny Island off West African coast. It’s also true she’s a lawyer and a former air hostess. But  she is not a model. Clarifying this at a Thanksgiving service on Sunday, his husband wondered why the media insist she’s a model simply because of her physique and beauty. He, however said she is a model at heart.


ENCOMIUM Weekly gathered that Gov Oshiomhole met Iara Fortes on one his overseas trips. An air hostess with Emirates Airlines, it was on their aircraft (where the Governor flew first class) they both met, exchanged phone numbers and hit it off from there.

The lovebirds, we were further informed, have actually been dating quietly with Iara sneaking into the country and exiting unnoticed.



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