Ned Nwoko may be a billionaire lawyer, successful businessman, father of 19 children and husband to 23-year-old celebrated actress Regina Daniels. As he excitedly receives his certificate of return, Nigerians are convinced he has nothing to offer as a senator beyond marrying wives.
Many have always suspected this about the 62-year-old politician who won the Delta North Senatorial seat in the February 25, 2023 election. During the interview with the Guardian in December of 2022, Ned Nwoko said he is practising polygamy to prevent young women from going into prostitution. The University of Keele alumnus further chided men from southern Nigeria refusing to marry more than one wife, insisting they contribute to the rate of prostitution among women in the country. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the billionaire with six wives compared himself to the Ooni of Ife, who married six wives in two months, claiming they are both serving their motherland by having many wives. As you can imagine, Ned Nwoko, who has never been a favourite of the general public, immediately came under fire on social media. Feminists rebranded him as the biggest misogynist ever over his objectification of women.
The father of many children was not spared by pro-democracy groups and individuals who insisted he could have discussed his plans to improve laws and policies to give the country a good facelift. Instead, he chose to make demeaning comments about the female gender. Sadly, this is not the first time Ned Nwoko will attract public backlash over his opinion about women. And for all we know, it may not be his last. Very quickly, let’s go over all the times the Billionaire business got massive backlash over his opinion on women and why Nigerians think he isn’t worthy of being a senator.