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Amosun 'Marrying Ogun Gov. turned me to a Muslim,' First Lady

The Ogun State first lady was born a Christian into the home of a Bishop but fell in love and married the Ogun State Governor.

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Wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs Olufunsho Amosun has revealed that her marriage to Senator Ibikunle Amosun changed her religious faith from a Christian to a Muslim.

In an interview with Vanguard, the Bishop daughter said  she told her parents about her hubby's faith and they welcomed him wholeheartedly.

In her words, “The first person I told I wanted to get married to a Muslim was my mother. First, she burst into tears and then she asked me whether I had told my dad and I said no and I could see that mischievous smile."

Continuing, she said, 'But, today, my mother and my husband are like the best of friends and, of course, I get my pound of flesh back sometimes when they are joking and she has forgotten! I will say, ‘Eh! Muslim lo fe fe’ (meaning, you want to marry a Muslim).

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'When I told my dad, he said, ‘Ah, okay, well, we just have to pray about this one’. But somehow, they hit it off very well. The thing about it is, my husband believes in God. My husband, I will say, is even more religious than me,' she said.

On how her hubby convinced her to become a convert, she explained that her kids do ask if her God was different from her hubby's own, hence she decided to make the family practice one religion.

In her words, 'I pray the Muslim way because we are a very close-knit family and, in the beginning, I will tell my children, ‘Oya, time to pray’. ‘But mummy how come you are not praying with us?’ ‘Does that mean daddy’s God is not a good God?’ My children will ask me. And that was when I began to give it a thought. It didn’t take much time before I joined them. The rest, as they say, is history but it was not his doing, I just converted, just like that.'

The Ogun State first lady was born a Christian into the home of a Bishop but fell in love and married the Ogun State Governor.

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