Gifty Mawuenya, wife of Ghanaian actor and politician John Dumelo has reacted to her husband’s comment that polygamy should be legalized in the country.
Under the country’s civil laws, polygamy is considered to be an illegal lifestyle, even though a large part of the population who are Muslims and members of the African Traditional religion do not find any problem with it.
But the aspiring Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency on the ticket of the New Democratic Congress (NDC) in a Facebook post stated that the time is now for the state to legalize polyandry because it will help elevate more side chicks to wifey status.
Explaining further on Citi FM, he noted that although he does not believe in Polygamy, there is nothing wrong with engaging in the act once the family has enough resources to take care of the multiple wives and Children.
He said; “I feel that there’s nothing wrong with it. I mean if our brothers and sisters who are Muslims are doing it perfectly, why not Christians? Provided you can take care of your family and your two or three wives that’s fine and I mean, I speak to a lot of Muslim friends of mine and they’re okay with it, personally I don’t believe in it but I feel it’s good for Ghana.“
His comment has attracted a lot of mixed reactions on social media and that made his wife Gifty Mawunya even comment under the post of popular Instagram blog, Famebugs.
Gifty wrote; ”Equal rights indeed…..babe hurry home and meet my new husband”