Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ondo Senator Apologizes For Voting In Support Of Child Marriage Bill

The Senator representing Ondo Central Senatorial District, Ayo Akinyelure has apologised for voting in support of the child marriage bill. 

According to SaharaReporters, this happened after the people of Mr Akinyelure’s Senatorial District on Monday staged a peaceful protest in Akure, the State Capital against the voting of the lawmaker representing them in the Senate for supporting the child marriage bill. 

Summoned by the constituents to a meeting held at the Cultural Centre Auditorium, Akure, which is also the Senatorial headquarters, Mr Akinyelure regretted the act and apologised to the people, explaining that he cast the vote in error.

He emphasised that as a true Yoruba man, he wouldn’t have intentionally voted in support of child marriage. He said there is still hope in correcting the situation as the bill will still be passed at the House of Representatives and the States Houses of Assembly.

To see the list of other senators who voted in support of the bill, click HERE