The majority leader of the House of Representatives in Nigeria, Honourable Alhassan Ado-Doguwa has announced the arrival of his 28th child.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker revealed the baby girl was born in the last 24 hours and surprised many people when he said he’s not done yet.
Ado-Doguwa who represents Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency of Kano State and is married to four wives said his goal is to have 30 before the 2023 elections.
He made the disclosure while responding to a congratulatory message during Tuesday’s plenary by the House Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu, Naija News reports.
He said: “This is no longer news. It is no longer news because this thing happened in the last 24 hours. It is true that my beloved family has gotten an additional one person. It is a baby girl. Bouncing.
“The mother and the baby are hale hearty. The husband is still active. I am here. And I thank God that I kept my word with the House that while I had 27 I promised you that I would continue counting. I want by the grace of God and your prayers that the count would continue.”
Doguwa jokingly submitted that the electoral act be amended to allow a family with up to thirty children to have a polling unit.
“Now that we are considering the Electoral Act amendment, I would also when we get to the floor perhaps in the Committee of the Whole, I would appeal to my members so that we suspend relevant rules and we have a clause in the Electoral Act where it permits families that do have up to 30 kids in their comes to have an electoral polling unit in that family.”
Asked by Speaker Femi Gbajbiamila if he was working towards a polling unit in his house provided the amendment scales through, Ado-Doguwa who is in his 50’s said the number can be achieved before the 2023 general elections in the country.
“At least between now and 2023 before the elections comes, if you allow that, then I would have a polling unit within my home,” he responded.