Popular Nollywood actor Uche Maduagwu has slammed former federal lawmaker Ned Nwoko for failing to show up with other wives at campaigns.
The billionaire had, in an interview with the Guardian, slammed the southern Nigerian for failing to promote polygamy, the action which he described as the cause of ‘prostitution’ in the country.
While reacting to the politician via his Instagram page, Maduagwu said it’s good that polygamy works for the billionaire politician, but he should stop disrespecting Southern Christian men who are contented with one wife.
He said that if the politician is proud of his polygamous family, he should carry his other wives to his campaigns and not only Regina.
“You marry many Iyawo but na only Regina we dey see often in public with You, how do you expect others to feel? How do you want Delta people to believe. You fit represent Dem with Equity and fairness in politics? Oga Ned charity begins at home, if polygamy works for you, fine. But stop disrespecting Southern Men who are Christians and choose contentment with one wife over Polygamy.
Dear Oga Ned, if polygamy works for you, fine but stop disrespecting Southern #Christian men who choose to be contented with one #wife according to their Christian faith with your ridiculous #Polygamy lecture. If you are so proud of your polygamy, how come na only Regina you allegedly carry go Campaign and not all your beautiful Iyawo? Delta State youths need Employment and JOB creation, not Polygamy Lecture, in the past 4 years, what have you done about am, and how many youths you don lift out of Poverty in Delta with your WEALTH?”.
Ned Nwoko blames southern men who shun polygamy for prostitution
In The now-viral interview, Ned Nwoko blamed southern Nigerian men for contributing to prostitution in society by shunning polygamy.
The politician, who is married to actress Regina Daniels, said this in a recent interview with the Guardian.
“Many women are out there on their own without husbands, especially in the southern part of the country, and there is a high level of prostitution.
“What some of our girls do to make ends meet is regrettable and if our men emulate their northern counterparts by having more than one wife, that could probably change the situation.
“The average southerner may have only one wife, but many girlfriends also, and he is spending his money on the girlfriends; sometimes even more than on his wife.
“The man, who has three wives, for instance, concentrates on them and his children; every money he makes is spent on the family and he is more likely not to have any girlfriends or concubines.
“The money those with several girlfriends spend on them is a gift, not an investment in the family.
Nwoko, who has multiple wives, added that he and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, are serving Nigeria by marrying many women.
He said: “My grandfather and the Ooni’s grandfather and the then Olowo of Owo took many photographs together.
“So, the Ooni and I have that kind of common background, because our grandfathers were kings and served Nigeria in that capacity. And we are now also serving Nigeria by having many wives.”