The actor turn politician, contesting for the seat as Member of Parliament on the NDC ticket at the Ayawaso West Wuogon, shared his opinion through his social media page, to back a point he made in an interview on Citi FM.
He 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 I think it's time for that to be repealed.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 chicks and it's time elevate them to wifey status because they perform the same duties.”
In the post seen by pulse.com.gh, John Dumelo added that in the same vein, polyandry should be legalized for women to also be allowed to marry more than one man.
His wife, Mrs Gifty Mawunya Dumelo, replied his post informing him to prepare to meet her new husband too at home, should the law against polygamy be repealed because she believes men and women must have equal rights.
“Equal rights indeed ...babe hurry home and meet my new husband,” she wrote beneath her husband's post, which has now been removed from his Instagram page.