Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, has asked Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to consider taking another wife.
The senate leader also asked Nigerian men to marry more than one wife so as to show care to them.
Making his contribution to the debate on a motion to mark International Women’s Day presented by Oluremi Tinubu, a senator from Lagos State, Ndume emphasised that the “first care” of a woman was marriage.
“I urge men to marry more than one wife. The first care of a woman is marriage,” he said.
“Men should take care of women by not just befriending them, but by going further to marry them. I know there is no where in the Bible that prohibits marrying more than one wife.
“Starting with the senate president, I ask him to consider marrying more than one wife.”
Ndume, thereafter, made a formal request to the senate to declare that Nigerian men should marry more than one wife.
“As a sign of respect for women, let’s urge men to marry more than one wife,” he said.
His prayer was seconded by Suleiman Nazif, a senator from Bauchi State, but it did not sail through as the “nays” had it.
Earlier, presenting her motion, Tinubu said: “We represent courage and resilience. Without us I don’t think this country will move forward.”
Theatrically, Binta Masi Garba, a senator from Adamawa State, took a shot at Ndume and said: “We are not sex objects. The bible is in support of one man, one woman.
“We want gender parity where women and men can work side by side.”