A man identified as Abdullahi Yada’u from Plateau state, northern Nigeria, has divorced his wife Hafsat Suleiman for insisting to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari.
This online news medium reports that Yada’u told BBC Hausa Service on Thursday that he decided to divorce Hafsat because she insisted on voting for Buhari, while he wants her to vote for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Yada’u, a resident of Kanam local government area of Plateau, said both of them supported Buhari in the 2015 elections but this time, he felt disappointed with the administration and decided not to vote for him again.
His words: “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.”
On the other hand, Ibrahim Suleiman, Yada’u wife’s elder brother, told BBC Hausa Service that his family wanted to take up the issue with Yada’u but stopped after the plea from their father.
His words: “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,” he added.