Mr. Abdullahi Yada’u, a resident of Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State, has divorced his wife, Hafsat Suleiman, in the presence of her parents after failing to convince her not to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming presidential election.
Mr. Yada’u and his wife supported President Buhari in the 2015 elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC). But he is disappointed with the administration and has decided not to vote for him again.
According to BBC Hausa Service on Thursday, Mr Yada’u said:
“I told her that she must not vote for him but she insisted which led to a quarrel which attracted the attention of our neighbours, I slapped her and told her to choose between voting for Buhari and staying with me. She ran away.
“Later her parents called me and I narrated to them what transpired between us. But still my wife insisted on voting for Mr Buhari, that’s how I divorced her in the presence of her parents.”
Ibrahim Suleiman, the wife’s elder brother, said they felt very sad over what transpired between the couple. We decided to deal with him but our father stopped us from joining issues with him. He told the BBC:
“He really disgraced us. They have been having issues even in the previous election. She is the one that convinced him to vote for Buhari, now he insisted on voting for Mr Atiku Abubakar. We decided that we will not allow her to go back to him again.”