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A statement released by the Special Assistant on Media to the wife of the President, Adebisi Olumide-Ajayi, described the photographs as untrue and embarrassing by the family, Punch reports.

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Olumide-Ajayi added that the family wants the forthcoming marriage to remain a private affair, but promised that official photographs of the wedding would be released at the appropriate time.

The statement read, “It has come to the notice of the Buhari family, that certain photographs are making the rounds both on social and conventional media claiming to be pre-wedding photographs of Zahra Buhari and Mohammed Indimi.

“Not only are these photographs untrue, but they are also a source of embarrassment to the couple.

“The couple would like to express that as much as they appreciate the public interest and well wishes in their forthcoming marriage, they would at this particular point appreciate the public’s respect of their decision to make it a private affair.

“Official photographs would be released at the appropriate time.”

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Meanwhile, the date for the nuptials had been widely publicised as December 2, 2016, until, according to reports, the President stepped in and asked the ceremony to be moved to a later date.