Kabiru Marafa, the senator representing Zamfara Central, offered Senate President, Bukola Saraki a wife in appreciation of a N10 billion intervention fund approved to tackle the insecurity in his home state.
What Marafa said:
- “Mr. President, I want to thank you specifically. A lady in my constituency said I should tell you specifically that she has never seen you hit the gavel the way you did yesterday and I should tell you that when you commence your sabbatical, that she has offered herself to marry you if you so wish.”
- “I told her to wait until we see facts and figures in the 2019 budget. With respect and apology to Madam at home but from where I come, you are allowed up to four wives. So madam should please keep space because anytime I sit at home and look at the size of the house, I feel it is grossly underutilized.”
Saraki’s response: The Senate President shrewdly avoided reacting to Marafa’s offer and proceeded to thank the lawmakers who had participated in the debate on the insecurity situation in the state leading to the approval of the funds.