Friday, July 26, 2013
Asari Dokubo On Underage Marriage.
Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, formerly Melford Dokubo Goodhead Jr. is a major political figure of the Ijaw ethnic group in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. He was president of the Ijaw Youth Council for a time beginning in 2001 and later founded the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force which would become one of the most prominent armed groups operating in the Niger Delta region. He is a Muslim with populist views and an anti-government stance that have made him a folk hero amongst certain members of the local populationFormer militant and national leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteers Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has stated his position on the Underage Marriage Bill recently approved by the Senate. The controversial activist on his Facebook page disclosed his position on the bill.
Dokubo-Asari wrote, “People should learn to respect other people’s sensibilities. We, Muslims have the right to marry when we want or give out our daughters at any age we want. It is not your business and the law must respect our right to do so. Anything short of that is an infringement on our rights.We did not ask you to marry ladies of that age or give your daughters out in marriage at that age. Plzzzzzzzz respect our sensibilities".
I am dumbfounded!!!
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