Polygamy and polyandry should be legalized – Says Actor John Dumelo

Actor turned politician John Dumelo, who is known for his blunt expression, gave his opinion while agitating for Ghana’s marriage and ordinance law against polygamy to be repealed.

He explained that most married men have women they have affairs with outside their marriage, who perform the same duties as wives.

This is coming, few day after a renowned Ghanian gospel artist made the same statement.

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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 I think it’s time for that to be repealed.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 status because they perform the same duties.”

John Dumelo also added that in the same vein, polyandry should be legalized so that women can freely marry more than one man.

“The reversal is also perfect, do it both ways, do it for women also but naturally, men are like that and women aren’t so you will find less women doing that but I think it should be legalized.”

His wife, Mrs Gifty Mawunya Dumelo, replied to his post, writing: “Equal rights indeed …babe hurry home and meet my new new husband.”

The post has been taken down from his Instagram page as at the time of this report…

Written by: Juliana Jonathan



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