List Of Senators Who Voted In Favour To Legalize Underage Marriage In Nigeria

We now know how senators voted on the constitution amendment bill which caused an uproar in the senate on Tuesday.

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The part up for ammendment relates to persons qualifies to renounce Nigerian citizenship. The constitution in Section 29 says anyone of age can do so.

Section 29(4) (b) says that ” any woman who is married shall be deemed to be of full age.” It means that even a child if married can be seen to be of full age and as such can renounce citizenship. The committee proposed that that provision be deleted.

When it was put to vote, 2/3 of members present voted for it which meant it was deleted. 2

Senator Yerima had kicked and mobilised his fellow Muslims in the Senate which was threatening to cause confusion. Despite the senate president, David Mark insisting that it could no longer be revisited as it had been voted upon, Yerima continued his objection.

Due to the sensitive nature, Mark had to call for another vote. At this point the Senators who were in favour of this clause could no longer muster 2/3 of the votes that will retain Section 29, Clause 4 (b). Senators still voted 60 votes to 35 votes for the clause to be deleted, but it did not satisfy the 2/3 requirement and so, according to the senate version, “any woman who is married shall be deemed to be of full age.”

Thanks to Sen. Babafemi Ojudu (Ekiti Central, ACN), we have the full list of the senators who voted NO)

The senators who voted NO, that is those who did not want the clause deleted, include the following:

1. Sen. Abdulmumin M. Hassan (Jigawa South West, PDP)

2. Sen. Abdullahi Danladi (Jigawa North West, PDP)

3. Sen. Adamu Abdullahi (Nasarawa West, PDP)

4. Sen. Ahmed Barata (Adamawa South, PDP)

5. Sen. Akinyelure Ayo (Ondo Central, Labour Party)

6. Sen. Alkali Saidu A. (Gombe North, PDP)

7. Sen. Bagudu Abubakar A. (Kebbi Central, PDP)

8. Sen. Dahiru Umaru (Sokoto South, PDP)

9. Sen. Galaudu Isa (Kebbi North, PDP)

10. Sen. Garba Gamawa (Bauchi North, PDP)

11. Sen. Danjuma Goje Mohammed (Gombe Central, PDP)

12. Sen. Gobir Ibrahim (Sokoto East, PDP)

13. Sen. Gumba Adamu Ibrahim (Bauchi South, PDP)

14. Sen. Hadi Sirika (Katsina North, CPC)

15. Sen. Ibrahim Bukar Abba (Yobe East, ANPP)

16. Sen. Jajere Alkali (Yobe South, ANPP)

17. Sen. Jibrilla Mohammed (Adamawa North, PDP)

18. Sen. Kabiru Gaya (Kano South, ANPP)

19. Sen. Lafiagi Mohammed (Kwara North, PDP)

20. Sen. Lawan Ahmad (Yobe North, ANPP)

21. Sen. Maccido Mohammed (Sokoto North, PDP)

22. Sen. Musa Ibrahim (Niger North, CPC)

23. Sen. Ndume Mohammed Ali (Borno South, PDP)

24. Sen. Sadiq A. Yaradua (Katsina Central, CPC)

25. Sen. Saleh Mohammed (Kaduna Central, CPC)

26. Sen. Tukur Bello (Adamawa Central, PDP)

27. Sen. Ugbesia Odion (Edo Central, PDP)

28. Sen. Umar Abubakar (Taraba Central, PDP)

29. Sen. Usman Abdulaziz (Jigawa North East, PDP)

30. Sen. Ya’au Sahabi (Zamfara North, PDP)

31. Sen. Zannah Ahmed (Borno Central, PDP)

32. Sen. Ahmad Rufai Sani (Zamfara West, ANPP)

33. Sen. Ahmad Abdul Ningi (Bauchi Central, PDP)

34. Sen. Bello Hayatu Gwano (Kano North, PDP)

35. Sen. Ibrahim Abu (Katsina South, CPC)

Some senators did not register to vote, while some abstained.

After the second voting, Yerima tried to get up to thank the Senate Present and his colleagues in an attempt to claim victory, he was shouted down and booed.

Here is the photos of the list:

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4 Comments

  • One shouldn’t be surprised @ all. Take a careful look @ d List.
    Note d State they come from.
    Put it side by side with where most Almajiris come from.
    What do u have?
    Now, if girls b4 d age of 18 produce children, u can imagine which region will have d MOST people of Voting Rights in 18 years to come. U can imagine d high rise of d level of illitracy, diseases, ignorance, disasters, “Boko Harams” etc…etc in that region!!! *And come to think of it, d Senators in d Region have greatly improvised their people 2 d level that d people can not sustain, educate, care and guide their children up 2 d age of 18, hence, their desire 2 marry d tender innocent girls away while d daughters of d Senators get d best in life and thereafter turn back 2 become very highly placed in d society thereby making d little innocent girls and their children SLAVES. Thereby widenning d gap btwn haves and have not. Very soon….very very soon REVOLUTION will sweep all of them off to oblivion*

    • Bridget,

      It seems you do not know how to read. Look at the actual list that was submitted. Almost every senator from the south voted YES. Most of the ones that voted NO were actually from the North.

      You seem to be among the foolish Nigerians that like to blame everything wrong with Nigeria to Northerners, when really the problem is with all the politicians from both North and South. While people like you point blame at others, the politicians are sitting back in their air conditioned homes laughing at you. Open your eyes and look at the bigger picture!!

  • Mr commentator:Under islamic law,when girls are married underaged,their respective husbands are not allowed to be close to them till they reach maturity.Maturity varies from individuals to individuals depending on the exposure to errotic and lustful acts making the hormones and body system multiply and yield.So its possible girls reach 28 years to start menstruation as it is in the olden days.Nonetheless,Nigeria is just 138 million people(2008 estimate) which is one tenth of chinas 1.33 billion people(2008 estimate) who has never gone ravenous nor famine!.Undoubtedly,Nigeria has 0.0186 percent of world oil reserve and china just have 0.0138 percent of the reserve despite their frugality and parsimony!.Nigeria now have 10.5million kids out of school(2013,UNESCO) and about 70 million nigerians are in poverty-world bank.Depopulating the populated nation should not be the point of view,rather the economy should be looked into, thus providing literates,curbing diseases,awareness,success,and halals(pure minds) in the region!.

  • Amy, ‎​Γφυ don’t seem †̥φ understand english language. D senators dat don’t want d clause deleted voted NO.

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