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Senate Rejects Polygamy

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The Senate on Tuesday rejected a motion by Senate Leader Senator Ali Ndume, which suggested that Nigerian men should marry more than one wife.

Ndume, who made the request while making additional prayers to the motion on World Women’s Day, said that the “first care” of woman was marriage. He therefore urged Nigerian men to marry more than one wife.

Ndume 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.”

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Ndume, thereafter, requested that the Senate 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.

Although Ndume’s motion was seconded by Suleiman Nazif, a senator from Bauchi State, it did not sail through as the “nays” had it.