Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, wants Saraki, Nigeria men to marry more wives

Senator Ali Ndume

The Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, on Tuesday requested Nigerian men to marry more than one wife “to show care to women.”

He specifically advised the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to marry another wife. Mr. Saraki is currently married to one wife, Toyin.

Mr. Ndume gave his advice while contributing to the debate on the motion to mark International Women’s Day moved by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Women Affairs, Oluremi Tinubu.

In the motion, Mrs. Tinubu paid tribute to women, saying, “We represent courage and resilience (and) without us I don’t think this country will move forward.”

Mr. Ndume, in his contribution, asked men to marry more wives as a way of taking care of them.

“I urge men to marry more than one wife,” he said. “The first care of a woman is marriage.

“Men should take care of women by not just befriending them, but by going further to marry them. I know there is nowhere in the Bible that prohibits marrying more than one wife.

“Starting with the senate president I ask him to consider marrying more than one wife,” he said.

Mr. Ndume, thereafter, made a formal request to the Senate. He asked the upper legislative chamber to declare that Nigerian men should marry more than one wife.

“As a sign of respect for women, let’s urge men to marry more than one wife,” he said.

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Suleiman Nazif, representing Bauchi North Senatorial District, in his contribution, supported the senate leader.

However, the request failed as Mr. Saraki “the nays have it!”

Responding to Mr. Ndume, Binta Garba (APC Adamawa state) made a counter remark.

“We are not sex objects. Bible is in support of one man one woman.”

“We want gender parity. Where women and men can work side by side,” Ms. Garba said.

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