The Ghanaian actor agitating for the marriage and ordinance law against polygamy to be repealed, explained that most married men have women they have affairs with outside their marriage, who perform the same duties as wives.
The actor turn politician, contesting for the seat as Member of Parliament on the NDC ticket at the Ayawaso West Wuogon, made the comment via his social media pages. John Dumelo married last year and have welcomed a son with his wife.
He wrote: “Under customary law and Mohammedans law Cap 129, a man can marry more than one woman. Under the marriage Ordinace 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 I think it's time for that to be repealed.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 stautus because they peroform the same duties.”
In the post seen by pulse.com.gh, John Dumelo added that in the same vein, polyandry should legalized for women to be allowed to marry more than one man. His wife, Mrs Gifty Mawunya Dumelo, replied his post saying that he should expect to meet her new husband if polygamy and polyandry is legalized.
“Equal rights indeed ...babe hurry home and meet my new new husband” she wrote beneath her husband's post, which has now been removed from his Instagram page.