Ghanian actor-cum-politician, John Dumelo has stated that polygamy should be officially legalized in Ghana since most men have side chicks.
The actor, while agitating for Ghanaâ€™s marriage and ordinance law against polygamy to be repealed, explained that most married men have women they have affairs with outside their marriage, who perform the same duties as wives.
In his words ;
â€œUnder 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 I think itâ€™s time for that to be repealed. After all most married men have side chicks and itâ€™s time elevate them to wifey status because they perform the same duties.â€
John Dumelo also added that in the same vein, polyandry should be legalized so that women can freely marry more than one man.
His wife, Mrs Gifty Mawunya Dumelo, replied to his post, writing: â€œEqual rights indeed â€¦babe hurry home and meet my new new husband.â€
John Dumeloâ€™s post has now been removed from his Instagram page.