- John Dumelo says the law criminalizing bigamy must be repealed
- He also said polygamy must be allowed even under the Ordinance marriage so people can have more than one partners
- Dumelo explained that most married men have “side chics”, or girlfriends, and they need to be elevated to wife status
- He said the girlfriends discharge the same duties as wives do
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Ghanaian actor and MP aspirant, John Dumelo, has made a case for girlfriends, commonly referred to as “side chicks”.
He said the girlfriends need to be elevated to wife status because they do the same things wives do for the men.
According to Dumelo, most married men have girlfriends and it was time for the right thing to be done.
It is in this vein that the aspiring MP is pushing for bigamy to be legalized and polygamy to be encouraged.
He explained that while men are allowed to take more than one wife, women should also be allowed to marry more than one husband.
This way, repealing the laws that criminalises bigamy.
This was gathered by YEN.com.gh in a post shared by Dumelo on his Facebook page.
The post, however, was taken down by the actor just 24 minutes after he shared it, but YEN obtained a screenshot before it was deleted.
John Dumelo wrote: “Under customary law and Mohammedans law Cap 129, a man can marry more than one woman. Under the marriage Ordinance Cap 127, a man is allowed to marry only one woman. If he marries more than one, he commits bigamy. I think it’s time for that to be repealed. After all, most married men have side chics and it’s time to elevate them to wifey statuses because they perform the same duties. In the same vein, polyandry, should also be legalized. Women should be allowed to marry more than one husband.”
The actor completed his statement with a praying hand emoji, showing how desperate he is for “side chics to be elevated to wifey statuses”.
Meanwhile, in his marriage vows, the actor promised to be with his wife forever, saying that if he ever leaves her, thunder should strike him dead.
Dumelo was in the news recently following a video playing cards with area boys in his constituency.
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