Man Splits From Wife For Joining Opposing Political Party

By Ola Adeola

A Nigerian man, Iliasu Salami, 44, has separated from his wife for joining a political party he is averse to.

Salami, of Iseyin, Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria, says his Rashidat, wife of five years hardly obeys his instruction. Salami had brought the matter before a Customary Court, Iseyin, which eventually dissolved the marriage.

Adelodun Oyegbenle, the court president, noted there was no love lost between the couple, especially as Rashidat refused summons to give her defence.

“All efforts to resolve the issue by both families failed,” Salami said, and pleaded with the court to terminate the marriage.

“Rashidat’s refusal to show up in court after several summons and the evidences tendered by the husband on the political differences between them are enough to show that no love is lost between the couple.

“It is unfortunate that the defendant (Rashidat) did not attend any of the court proceedings despite court summons.  This court hereby dissolves the five-year-old union.”

Oyegbenle ordered Salami to pay N10,000 monthly upkeep allowance for the two children of the failed marriage

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