I am sure most of you must have had the misfortune of watching an online video posted by Stella Damasus days ago. The dumb bimbo accused Yerima of bringing a bill to legalise child marriage before the Nigerian senate. While claiming she has no problem Islam, she warned the Senators that Nigeria is not an Islamic State and they should not try to Islamise the country. In her rage, she accused the senate of wasting valuable time discussing early marriage which the poorly educated actress translated to mean slavery or something worst.
This despicable woman with excessive makeup and fake-hair, did not only insult Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with every abominable word available, the showgirl displayed complete ignorance of the issues that was the subject of her anger. The frustrated cripple minded bimbo also had the animal boldness to speak in a disrespectful tone toward Islam and Muslims.
Dear Stella Damasus, there is no bill to legalise Child marriage before the Senate. Senator Yerima and others merely opposed the removal of Section 29 (4)b of the 1999 constitution. Senator Yerima has a constitutional mandate and acted within it when he opposed the removal a clause he perceives to be detrimental to young married women if removed. The clause rather than exposes the girl child, empowers them to be able to renounce their citizenship before they are 18 years of age if they so wishes. Senator Yerima argued in favour of under 18 years old married women which, according to Maryam Uwais, constitute half the population of northern women. This is not one of those foolish home video scripts and you have no moral standing to have a say in this matter.
What this Stella Damasus show of shame has shown is that there are not very many educated people in Nigeria, a doctor friend of mine opined. That is one cold fact this “child bride” brouhaha has revealed. There are too many fools who hold certificates. Any wonder why we are this backward in the 21st Century?
Igho Hakeem Ohwojeheri
This is an edited version of a post made on 23/07/13