Nigeria’s “lawmakers”: we did not approve minors’ marriages; Ondo State’s “lawmaker” – “I voted in error”, as he wept!

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Photo of Yerima, former governor and now a Nigerian “lawmaker” & his Egyptian child bride gets a SAY NO makeover [OSUN DEFENDER]

The so-called “lawmakers” who cost Nigeria a sizeable chunk of its annual budget are doing semantic gymnastics around the medieval and feudal provision in the military hybridized Constitution that Nigeria operates and which they took it upon themselves to amend.  Most of these men and women have never shown the capacity to handle such a gargantuan task but that did not stop the body right from retired General Obasanjo’s presidency from wasting tons of money and resources on amending the document.

Now, with the furor raised over They claim they did not write the constitution which would be correct but what exactly did they do to the contentious section that allowed Yerima, the poster boy of  Sharia who took a 13 year-old child bride to turn the Nigerian Constitution into a religious document.

Meanwhile, Ayo Akinyelure who is in the Senate as one of Ondo State’s senator reportedly wept:  “I’m very sorry … I voted in error …  my voting ‘NO’ was in clear error of misinterpretation …”.

Akinyelure must have shed crocodile tears because he’s educated enough to read and instructions.  The guy must be from my senatorial district and women confronted him at Akure yesterday.  In fact, I believe the whole of the Senate voting needs to be publicized so that we can know those who also “voted in error”! 

Christians or Moslems, I dare say none of the 35 “lawmakers” from Southern Nigeria would vote for the medieval and barbaric practice in clear conscience or as representing the will of his constituents.

What manner of Federation?

This is the latest clear pointer to the fact that Nigeria can no longer continue to operate this kind of fake “federation” in which people are led by a central government that is so powerful that it forces priorities of a single group over those of others in a supposed federal set-up. 

Many have cried themselves hoarse on this subject, including this blogger.  Hajj, Jerusalem Pilgrimage, religious interferences that hold the country’s development back are issues that need to be visited in fashioning a true federal Constitution.  Thousands made religious pilgrimages at NO COST to them: Christians to Jerusalem and Muslims to Mecca by being sponsored by government through government contacts; at least I know Christians who’ve been to Jerusalem without putting forth a single penny; ditto Muslims.

The Yerimas of Nigeria “give no damn” about the effects of an issue like child marriage in terms of health of the children, education opportunities lost, etcetera and there’s no need forcing “our” way on them but they should have to practise such under a real state law that will then be fought/challenged as being against a central government which should enforce a Constitution that is above such state insanity.

Retired General Obasanjo, in pursuit of his evil agenda of ‘third term’, threw away the chance to have the government challenge Yerima when he started his Sharia Crusade.  Since then, Boko Haram arose in an atmosphere of to-hell-with-the-Constitution.

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013.  10:10 a.m. [GMT]

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2 Comments on “Nigeria’s “lawmakers”: we did not approve minors’ marriages; Ondo State’s “lawmaker” – “I voted in error”, as he wept!”


    List of pro-underage bride senators

    1.Sen. Abdulmumin M. Hassan (Jigawa South West, PDP)

    2. Sen. Abdullahi Danladi (Jigawa North West, PDP)

    3. Sen. Adamu Abdullahi (Nasarawa West, PDP)

    4. Sen. Ahmed Barata (Adamawa South, PDP)

    5. Sen. Akinyelure Ayo (Ondo Central, Labour Party)

    6. Sen. Alkali Saidu A. (Gombe North, PDP)

    7. Sen. Bagudu Abubakar A. (Kebbi Central, PDP)

    8. Sen. Dahiru Umaru (Sokoto South, PDP)

    9. Sen. Galaudu Isa (Kebbi North, PDP)

    10. Sen. Garba Gamawa (Bauchi North, PDP)

    11. Sen. Danjuma Goje Mohammed (Gombe Central, PDP)

    12. Sen. Gobir Ibrahim (Sokoto East, PDP)

    13. Sen. Gumba Adamu Ibrahim (Bauchi South, PDP)

    14. Sen. Hadi Sirika (Katsina North, CPC)

    15. Sen. Ibrahim Bukar Abba (Yobe East, ANPP)

    16. Sen. Jajere Alkali (Yobe South, ANPP)

    17. Sen. Jibrilla Mohammed (Adamawa North, PDP)

    18. Sen. Kabiru Gaya (Kano South, ANPP)

    19. Sen. Lafiagi Mohammed (Kwara North, PDP)

    20. Sen. Lawan Ahmad (Yobe North, ANPP)

    21. Sen. Maccido Mohammed (Sokoto North, PDP)

    22. Sen. Musa Ibrahim (Niger North, CPC)

    23. Sen. Ndume Mohammed Ali (Borno South, PDP)

    24. Sen. Sadiq A. Yaradua (Katsina Central, CPC)

    25. Sen. Saleh Mohammed (Kaduna Central, CPC)

    26. Sen. Tukur Bello (Adamawa Central, PDP)

    27. Sen. Ugbesia Odion (Edo Central, PDP)

    28. Sen. Umar Abubakar (Taraba Central, PDP)

    29. Sen. Usman Abdulaziz (Jigawa North East, PDP)

    30. Sen. Ya’au Sahabi (Zamfara North, PDP)

    31. Sen. Zannah Ahmed (Borno Central, PDP)

    32. Sen. Ahmad Rufai Sani (Zamfara West, ANPP)

    33. Sen. Ahmad Abdul Ningi (Bauchi Central, PDP)

    34. Sen. Bello Hayatu Gwano (Kano North, PDP)

    35. Sen. Ibrahim Abu (Katsina South, CPC)

    – Source:



    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Yemi,

      How are things?

      Thanks for this. The rep for my senatorial district, Akinyelure, is right smack in the midst of relics from another age. He and the Edo State Central rep at the Senate stand out like two sore thumbs from Southern Nigeria.

      No wonder the crocodile tears; just hope he does not go and hang himself like Judas! What a terrible blight on his soul to say it was a mistake. He should just resign to save whatever is left of any honor he might ever have had.

      Will definitely share this Dishonorable Roll Call.

      Sincere regards,



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