Political differences crash 5-year-old marriage

Pastor seeks dissolution of marriage over wife's laziness
United Bank for Africa

A 44-year-old man, Iliasu Salami, on Thursday in Iseyin, Oyo State, lost his five-year-old marriage to irreconcilable political differences between him and his estranged wife, Rashidat.

Rashidat’s refusal to show up in court after several summonses and the evidences tendered by the husband on the political differences between them are enough to show that no love is lost between the couple, the President of a customary court, Chief Adelodun Oyegbenle, said.

“It is unfortunate that the defendant (Rashidat) did not attend any of the court proceedings despite court summonses.

“This court hereby dissolve the five-year-old union,” he ruled, and ordered Salami to pay N10,000 monthly upkeep allowance for the two children of the failed marriage.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Salami had approached the Iseyin Customary Court, seeking the dissolution of the marriage over allegations of disobedience and insubordination.

He told the court that his wife had no regard for him, adding that his opinions did not count in their affairs.

He said his wife joined a different political party against his instruction and wish. Salami, however, did not state his or ex-wife’s party.

“All efforts to resolve the issue by both families failed,” Salami said, and pleaded with the court to terminate the marriage.

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